Embarrassing Videos That Nearly Ruined Political Careers


You’d think most politicians would be so well
media-trained they’d rarely slip up. Yet, while some are better at speaking than
others, practically all of them say weirdly inappropriate things at one point or another. Here are some of the most embarrassing videos
that nearly ruined famous politicians. Jeb Bush At one point, Jeb Bush was the front-runner
in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. As the brother and son to two former presidents,
a heavy amount of PAC money was floated his way, and conservatives had high hopes. Yet, his image seemed to dwindle pretty quickly,
and a notoriously awkward moment on the campaign trail didn’t exactly help. During a speech in New Hampshire, Bush delivered
what he clearly expected to be a slam-dunk applause line. “To get back in the business of creating a
more peaceful world… Please clap.” Of course, he was promptly roasted by news
media everywhere. MSNBC even called it “heartbreaking.” However, a spokesperson for Bush’s campaign
instead framed it as a “charming moment,” telling BuzzFeed News, “It was clear Governor Bush was cracking a
joke with the audience, who laughed and enjoyed the humor.” Unfortunately, his public image continued
to go south, and he dropped out of the race a couple of weeks later. Rick Perry Former Texas governor Rick Perry was probably
one of the most entertaining candidates in the 2012 presidential election, largely because
of his unbelievable gaffe in 2011. While on air during a presidential debate,
Perry seemed ready to roll out his plan for the three agencies he would eliminate as President. “It’s three agencies of government when I
get there that are gone. Commerce, education, and the… what’s the
third one there, let’s see…” The moderator seized the moment, asking if
he truly couldn’t name the third one. “Uh, Commerce, and let’s see, I can’t. The third one I can’t, sorry. Oops.” According to ABC News, he later told reporters, “I’m sure glad I had my boots on because I
sure stepped in it out there.” Despite being made fun of in the media and
a practically obligatory Saturday Night Live sketch, Perry continued to entertain millions
by going on Dancing with the Stars in 2016. President Trump also made him the head of
the Department of Energy, which just so happened to be the one he couldn’t remember back in
2011. According to Vanity Fair, Perry later admitted
he never knew what the Department of Energy actually did until he became Secretary. Gary Johnson When Libertarian Gary Johnson ran for president
in 2016, he was asked on MSNBC what he would do about Aleppo. “And what is Aleppo?” “You’re kidding.” “No.” As Johnson’s team presumably swung into full
damage-control mode behind the scenes, Mike Barnicle quickly explained that Aleppo was
the region at the center of Syria’s civil war. “Okay got it, got it. Well, with regard to Syria, I do think that
it’s a mess.” According to Politico, Johnson later said
in a formal statement, “Yes, I understand the dynamics of the Syrian
conflict, I talk about them every day. But hit with ‘What about Aleppo?’, I immediately
was thinking about an acronym, not the Syrian conflict. I blanked. It happens.” Obviously Johnson didn’t win his bid for president
that year. Instead, he ran for Senate later in 2018 as
a Democrat and lost. Still, he’s asked about his “Aleppo” moment
and his run for the presidency from time to time. He told Esquire in 2018: “I would have really enjoyed being president. I think I would have done a really good job.” Sarah Palin In 2008, Katie Couric’s interview with vice
presidential candidate Sarah Palin became a thing of legend. Couric asked Palin about a comment she made
where she cited Russia’s proximity to Alaska as being evidence of her “foreign policy”
experience. Sadly, Palin didn’t seem very prepared. “Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace
of The United States of America, where do they go? It’s Alaska.” While Russia is 55 miles from Alaska at the
narrowest point, reporters criticized Palin’s shaky performance. “Our next door neighbors are foreign countries,
they’re in the state that I am the executive of.” Chuck Todd of NBC News reported at the time
that the McCain campaign was criticized for not giving her better media training. “They could have her already, sort of, comfortable
in these settings, where she wouldn’t be stumbling around for an answer about Russia right now.” SNL made fun of it relentlessly, casting Tina
Fey to play Palin in a classic series of sketches. “You’ve got Alaska here and this right here
is water and then that’s, up there, is Russia, so we keep an eye on them.” Years later, Couric maintained that while
she intended to ask fair and important questions, she didn’t set out to embarrass Palin. She told MSNBC that she felt bad for Palin
because it was clear she was “struggling.” Christine O’Donnell Christine O’Donnell, a Catholic Tea Party
candidate running for the Senate in 2010, stunned everyone by beating the favorite in
the primary. Yet, she had some explaining to do when comedian
Bill Maher released a video of her appearing on his show back in the 1990s. “I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these
things.” During the appearance, she claimed one of
her first dates was on a “satanic altar” with blood around her. “Yeah, we went to a movie and then had a little
midnight picnic on a satanic altar.” The media confronted O’Donnell with the videos
years later, forcing her to respond. “How many of you didn’t hang out with questionable
folks in high school? There’s been no witchcraft since.” To further defend her non-witchy character,
O’Donnell released a slightly odd TV ad. “I am not a witch. I’m nothing you’ve heard. I am you.” When that didn’t seem to help, she claimed
on Good Morning America that she never liked the ad anyway. Later, O’Donnell started to speak out against
Donald Trump, and according to The Hill, she said she had, quote, “no desire to get back
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Comments
  1. The Nazi/demokkkrats went to extremes to destroy Sarah Palin but I'm not surprised they did this to her since she has a brain

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  3. How about Gerald Fords debate with Jimmy Carter when he claimed there is no Russian involvement in Eastern Europe πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

  4. He did not run for Senate as a democrat lmao. He ran as a third party and split the party vote with the Republican, and eventually lost.

  5. Trump says stupid Ish on the daily……….He’s not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed…….so what’s your point?

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