Freudian Slip: Candy Crowley Calls Him ‘President Romney’
“State of the Union” anchor Candy Crowley did a televised interview with Republican Senator Rob Portman in which she called Mitt Romney the president.
This comes after receiving criticism for the second presidential debate during which she came to the defense of Barack Obama.
Governor Romney stated that it was fourteen days before Obama called the Benghazi attack an act of terror; Crowley then stated incorrectly that he had in fact used those exact words in the speech the day following the attacks; the intention of the words in the speech were unclear, and Crowley stated she had not meant to fact check during the debate.
According to News Busters, Crowley was referring to the jobless rate in Ohio being better than the rate for joblessness nationwide. She then spoke of the auto bailout put in place by Obama. Crowley then made the slip of saying President instead of Governor Romney asking how he would overcome the way voters felt and those statistics. Senator Portman told Crowley the slip sounded good.
CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: You have in Ohio a jobless rate that is better than the nationwide jobless rate, and you have an auto bailout that the President put in place that’s highly popular. What is it in this state that makes you think that President Romney, uh, sorry, Governor Romney can overcome those particular statistics and the feel of the voters?
SENATOR ROB PORTMAN (R-OHIO): I like your Freudian slip on President Romney. That sounded good.