The Best Political Memes of the 2012 Presidential Election

From 'Laughing Joe Biden' to '47 percent,' here are the viral trends that went mainstream

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Romney's Etch A Sketch

In an interview on CNN, Mitt Romney's campaign communications director, Eric Fehrnstrom, likened the Romney campaign to an Etch A Sketch: it could be shaken, erased and redrawn to suit voter preferences. "Etch A Sketch" promptly became a popular term to describe Romney's frequent flip-flopping on the issues. The Romney team as a whole, however, did not embrace it.

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