From the primaries to the debates, there have been plenty of missteps during the 2012 election season. Take a look back at some of the most notable faux pas.
There were plenty of faux pas while Republicans were picking their presidential candidate, too. Bachmann drew criticism in September 2011, when she claimed the HPV vaccine made a woman's daughter mentally retarded. She later said she was simply relaying the claim made by the woman after a GOP debate.