To me, this is way worse than President Obama's misstatement about the economy this morning:
Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
This is the kind of statement that makes Romney's new teabagger fans really happy, but it should scare the shit out of average Americans. Is Romney calling for a nationwide hiring freeze? Is he calling for cutbacks? How many police and firefighters does he think is the right amount? Do we really need fewer teachers? The press should be slamming Romney on this, but he'll get a pass because it's more difficult for the media to explain than a one-sentence misstep in a press conference that you can play on a loop.