Mitt Romney accidentally reads “end of quote”—which wasn’t part of his prepared remarks—from the TelePrompter:
As David Waldman put it:
Romney’s slip is an unfortunate occurrence for Republicans, given how much they enjoy trashing Obama as being nothing more than an empty suit reading from a TelePrompter. Republicans like Mitt Romney, who once mocked Obama for the very same thing, though nowadays he privately defends the practice.
Bottom line: Not only did Mitt Romney steal the health care issue away from Republicans by inventing Obamacare, he also blew the TelePrompter issue up by doing the exact same thing that they’ve always fantasized about the president doing: robotically reading the words on the screen without thinking about or understanding what they actually mean.