Every gaffe, critical ad or primary loss would light up the web with negative mentions.
Will Biden get through the night without a gaffe, and still land a couple punches on Ryan?
“I may not have been the clearest in my statements, obviously,” she said of her “busy” gaffe.
From gaffe prone state legislators to politically astute Capitol Hill power players, here are 10 of them.
The vice president can be a top-notch political gunner, or a gaffe machine.
Not as bad as a gaffe, from the spin-room point of view, but also not what they wanted to put out there.
It references President Obama's "You Didn't Build That" gaffe from last month.
If any deeper good comes of the gaffe, it would be a cessation of such appearances.
"blunder," 1909, perhaps from French gaffe "clumsy remark," originally "boat hook," from Middle French gaffe (15c.), from Old Provençal gaf, probably from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *gafa. Sense connection is obscure; the gaff was used to land big fish. Or it may derive from British slang gaff "to cheat, trick" (1893); or gaff "criticism" (1896), from Scottish dialect sense of "loud, rude talk" (see gaff (n.2)).