Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Are all of these Republican gaffes hurting the GOP?

In today's New York Times, Michael Shear presents an interesting analysis of the recent gaffes made by GOP candidates including Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and Michele Bachmann.

The question is whether these gaffes - particularly with respect to foreign policy - weaken assessments of the Republican Party. After all, foreign policy and national security are supposed to be among their bread and butter issues.

Whether these gaffes will have an impact on the GOP in this election or the long term is debatable. At the very least they do offer good fodder for late night comedians. Here's Jon Stewart's take from last evening's broadcast on Herman Cain's interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regarding events in Libya.

And here's a clip of the original interview put forward by the Journal Sentinel

Is this simply the latest in a series of funny gaffes or is it time for the GOP to do some damage control?

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