That “you didn’t build it” quote from Obama must have really damaged him.
Team O cranked out this attempt to walk it back:
This kind of thing never works. It doesn’t in relationships and it doesn’t in politics. Try, for instance, to explain that “looks like you’ve gained a little weight” is a compliment.
In politics people know you have to watch every word, go by a script (or teleprompter) and stay on message. So when you say something this dumb, it’s a knee jerk – and true – response.
The American public may not be as sharp as we used to be, thanks to decades of leftist propaganda education, but we’re not quite at half wit status yet.