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If you do a Google image search on “completely wrong” (or just click the link), you’ll get back a bunch of images of Mitt Romney.

Some sites are calling this a “Googlebomb”, where social networkers deliberately attach a phrase to a person (the most famous being “Santorum“)

But I suspect that this one was not done on purpose. I think it is more likely that it is the result of Romney himself saying that his comments about the 47% were completely wrong.

Hat tip to CBS DC.



  1. richard wrote:

    I think you’re completely right.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:11 am | Permalink
  2. Jeff wrote:

    Another casualty of the sound-bite generation.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:44 am | Permalink
  3. drew wrote:

    I saw this yesterday and if you clicked through to nearly any of the images they were coming from articles about, and usually headlined with, his statement (e.g. USA Today, “Romney on ‘47%’: I was ‘completely wrong'”), and they were all dated ~4-5 days ago.

    It’s way more amusing now that about a third of the images are screenshots of Google Images from the last 24 hours. It’s apparently become self-reinforcing.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink
  4. Aaron wrote:

    if you type “let me be clear” into google images it shows mostly Obama.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:36 am | Permalink
  5. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago, and I’m addicted. I love your choice of quotes, cartoons, etc.
    This Romney google bomb is ironically perfect.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink