Memes born out of political campaigns, debates

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17 2012 2:18 p.m. MDT

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Mitt Romney's father, George Romney, saw his political career collapse in 1967 after he said his earlier support of the Vietnam War was due to "brainwashing" by U.S. military and diplomatic officials in Vietnam. "Brainwashed" was a meme that stuck to him.

>> Michigan Gov. George Romney, Republican presidential candidate, speaks on Vietnam to an audience of students and Keene State Teachers College in Keene, N.H., Jan. 15, 1968. He is in New Hampshire seeking votes for the March 12 presidential primary. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin)

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