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Obama mocks economic policies of 'George Romney

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Via ABC News:

Criticizing his opponents’ economic policies at a New York fundraiser, President Obama made an interesting slip of the tongue tonight, identifying the GOP nominee as “George Romney.”

The enthusiastic crowd at the Broadway fundraiser reacted with giggles, and a few cheers, as the president regained his composure.

“Governor Romney … has had great success in his life and he’s raised a beautiful family,” the president ultimately said, correcting himself. “But he has a theory about the economy that basically says, if I’m maximizing returns for my investors, for wealthy individuals like myself, then everybody’s going to be better off.”

The president often argues Mitt Romney would lead the country back to the “failed policies” of his predecessor, George W. Bush, and tonight was no different.

“After all that work that we’ve done, the last thing we’re going to do is to go back to the very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place,” Obama told the packed house at the New Amsterdam Theater. ”We’re not going backwards. We’re not going backwards, New York! We intend to go forwards!”

Here's the presidential brain lapse:

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