Five Memorable Moments of the 2012 Presidential Campaign From Moon Colony Pledge to Empty Chair

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Five Memorable Moments of the 2012 Presidential Campaign From Moon Colony Pledge to Empty Chair (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

The 2012 presidential campaign has had some memorable moments, from Texas Gov. Rick Perry drawing a blank on which government departments he would cut, to Rick Santorum saying Mitt Romney is the worst candidate to go up against Barack Obama to Mitt Romney’s Big Bird attacks, binders full of women and President Obama’s “horses and bayonets” comeback. Here are the moments captured on video:

1. Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Oops moment during the Republican Party primary debate in November 2011, when he struggled to name three federal agencies he would eliminate as president — “Commerce, Education and…..”

2. Clint Eastwood’s bizarre “empty chair” spiel during the Republican Convention in Tampa. I guess he should give Mitt Romney the same treatment on Wednesday if he loses the presidential election:

3. Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment during the presidential debate when he falsely claimed that he initiated a study to seek women to fill leadership roles in his administration as Massachusetts governor:

4. Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet to TX Gov. Rick Perry

5. Newt Gingrich’s promise to establish a permanent U.S. base on the moon “by the end of my second term:”

 Five Memorable Moments of the 2012 Presidential Campaign From Moon Colony Pledge to Empty Chair
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.