Mitt Romney "Lies" And Says His First Name Is Mitt [Video]

James Johnson

In an amusing moment at tonight's GOP debate that showcases the absurdity of what people pay attention to during political debates Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney playing off a joke from Wolf Blitzer said of his name, "I'm Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf, that's also my first name."

The funny part? That's actually not "also" his first name, in fact Mitt's first name is Willard as in Willard Mitt Romney.

Obviously Mitt was making a reference to the fact that he goes by the name Mitt and not Willard (I can't blame him). However immediately following the "flub?" the president of the AFL-CIO released the following statement:

"Mitt Romney lies about unions, Obama, and...his first name."

Joking aside it's amazing what people will pick up on during a debate.

Here's the Mitt Romney name flub:

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The sad part? More people will be talking about this tomorrow than his answers regarding national security concerns.

Did you catch the flub before it was reported by various media outlets?

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