At a campaign event this afternoon in Denver, President Obama touted the importance of green energy industries in the United States. And when he got to the bit about wind turbines, well, his teleprompterlessness reared its ugly head:
Obama just referred to Colorado as "here in China".
— Sunny (@sunnyright) October 24, 2012
Well, to be fair, they do both start with “c.”
— Wyatt Earp⚠ (@DarthWyatt) October 24, 2012
Obama says he wants wind turbines to be built "Here in China" – you can't make this stuff up… -> http://t.co/DGqG61aa
— Owl Jones (@owljones) October 24, 2012
— the eye (@ShannonPoe) October 24, 2012
— Toni Beck (@tonsbee) October 24, 2012
Several Twitterers noted that the Obama/Biden campaign seems to be particularly gaffetastic today:
Biden thought Ohio was Iowa today and Obama thought Colorado was China. http://t.co/TQud7tpH Hard when things don't start with the letter B
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 24, 2012
— Chulentup (@Chulentup) October 24, 2012
At least Biden’s flub managed to stay within the United States.
Geography is hard.