Almost immediately Akin tried to backtrack, saying he misspoke.
Mike Huckabee supposedly "misspoke" when he said Barack Obama grew up in Kenya.
In the video, Brown misspoke slightly on the number of turkeys killed each year for consumption.
Ryan has said he misspoke, but I doubt it—he probably does think first about black inner-city men when he thinks about poverty.
But when Buchanan said that the war was for the soul of America, he misspoke.
Akin does, in fact, say that he misspoke, and that he meant to say “forcible rape,” not “legitimate rape.”
Todd Akin now says he misspoke, declaring rape “evil” and blaming his blunder on ole foot-in-mouth disease.
I misspoke—it was the 24th of November rather than the 25th.
Miss Condelick Smith called it dinner: she misspoke herself.
Excuse me; I just wondered if you misspoke—you said they were sentimental and serious, did you intend both of those words?