"You remember that during the Ronald Reagan/Jimmy Carter debates, Ronald Reagan came up with this great thing about the 'Misery Index' and he hung that around Jimmy Carter's neck, and that had a lot to do with Jimmy Carter losing? Well, we're going to have to hang the 'Obama Misery Index' around [Obama's] neck. We're going to hang him with that. Uhhhh. So to speak. Uhhh. Metaphorically. You have to be careful these days. I've learned that." —Speaking at a forum on job creation Friday night, probable presidential candidate Mitt Romney quickly clarified his metaphor about hanging bad economic news around President Obama's neck, before the New York Daily News could even write the headline "Mitt Romney suggests it's time to 'hang' President Obama." Oh, wait, maybe not quickly enough. [Political Ticker/CNN]
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