U.S. News and World Report rounded up the top 10 political gaffes of the past election, including Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” and Richard Mourdock’s what “God intended” comments about abortion, Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video put-down and “binders full of women” reference, and President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” phrase and open-mike assurance to then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that Obama would have “more flexibility” after re-election. And no gaffes roundup would be complete without Vice President Joe Biden, who made the list with his shocking warning to black voters that Romney would “put y’all back in chains.” GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich also won a spot for saying that “by the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon.”
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