Whoops: Mitt Romney introduces Paul Ryan as "next President"

NORFOLK, VA (WWBT) - In what was supposed to be Paul Ryan's big moment, Mitt Romney flubbed his introduction of his running mate.

"Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan," Romney said from the deck of the USS Wisconsin. Ryan is actually Romney's pick for Vice President.

Romney acknowledged the gaffe when Ryan took the podium.

"Every now and then I'm known to make a mistake," Romney said to laughs, when Ryan took the stand. "I did not make a mistake with this guy. But I can tell you this, he's going to be the next Vice President of the United States."

President Obama made almost the exact same mistake four years ago, when he introduced Joe Biden as "the next president - the next vice president - of the United States of America."

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