Andrea Mitchell opened her show by noting that the RNC had reached out to point out that Romney "had more to say" -- a.k.a. a larger point about the Wawa sandwich machine. She then played the clip again, this time in full, then quickly moved on to discussing Romney's comments on immigration. It was a blink-and-you'll miss it mea culpaif we've seen one.
Outlets from New York to Politico are pointing out that a MSNBC clip that went viral on Monday showing Romney enthsiastically describe a sandwich-ordering machine at the Pennsylvania convenience store Wawa edited out the broader (though questionable) point he made about government inefficiency. Expect what was already a frivolous gaffe -- which should be offensive only to those with deep allegiance to the mid-Atlantic convenience chain -- to vanish from Romney's record of rich-guy remarks. The clip featured him saying: