Fox Mistake: Romney and Obama 'Best Friends'

Even Romney's GOP opponents don’t go that far. A video-clip error was to blame. 

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From Mediaite:

On Monday morning’s America’s Newsroom, host Bill Hemmer was speaking on Mitt Romney‘s viability as a candidate. Hemmer mentioned that Romney was interviewed by Chris Wallace on Sunday, and, in the course of the discussion, Hemmer noted that, “at the end of that interview, Chris gave Romney the opportunity to talk about his personal life, which is frankly something we don’t hear an awful lot about. Here is Romney on his relationship with his best friend ... ”

“First of all, he was not the reason that the economy hit bottom and then begins to recover. We have gone through recessions before. He made this one worse. And he made the recovery more tepid.”

“My mistake,” Hemmer said, laughing. “I thought that was about Ann Romney. Clearly that was about Barack Obama. Who is not his best friend. That’s funny.

The momentary confusion about his relationship with Obama that the clip suggested probably felt familiar to Romney, who has been working to distance himself as much as possible from the president and "Obamneycare" associations that he can't seem to shake completely. The Republican presidential hopeful would likely argue that that's just as ridiculous as any assertion that the two are best buddies -- but the GOP voters will have the final say on the issue.

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