Oh noes! Mitt Romney had a minor gaffe while debuting Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. Stop the presses!
Did Romney just welcome Paul Ryan "the next President of the United States?" #Freudianslip!
— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) August 11, 2012
Mitt Romney introduces Paul Ryan as the "next PRESIDENT of the United States." In his biggest moment yet, he makes another mistake. #Wow
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 11, 2012
DOH!! A chip in Romney's animatronic brain misfires. He intros Ryan as "the next President of the United States"!
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) August 11, 2012
He said "The next President of the United States!" Ryan will be the next President??? Not Romney??? Ok.
— Touré (@Toure) August 11, 2012
OMG OMG! "Join me in welcoming the NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Paul Ryan." – Mitt Romney. LOLOLOLOLOL.
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) August 11, 2012
RT @HuffPostMedia: Oof. Mitt Romney calls Ryan "the next president of the United States."
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) August 11, 2012
usurping himself already? Romney intro's Ryan as "the next president of the United States."
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) August 11, 2012
Romney can't even avoid a gaffe at his only highly scripted VP running mate announcement. #FAIL
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 11, 2012
As we all know, President Obama never misspeaks.
Crazy that Romney would have a gaffe like that. Obama never had any gaffes like that in any of the 57 states he campaigned in last election.
— jtkola™ (@jtkola) August 11, 2012
By the way, you know who made the same exact mistake in 2008? President Flubby McGaffe.
Next President? God, who'd make such a silly error http://t.co/r5lpIhca
— William Harte (@wjharte) August 11, 2012
We’re sure the lapdog media will cover the similarity posthaste!
Romney, of course, handled the mistake with class and humor.
Romney on Ryan: "Every now and then, I make a mistake. But I did not make a mistake with this guy!"
— WFAA-TV (@wfaachannel8) August 11, 2012
But leave it to the lapdog media to see this as a Sign™ of the challenges Romney will face.
That gaffe solidifies what's already going to be Romney's challenge: Isn't this really about Ryan now, not Mitt?
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) August 11, 2012
Unfortunate for Romney that his misspeak points to one key pundit point against Ryan pick
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) August 11, 2012