Politics provides the perfect stage to steal the spotlight — or to put your foot firmly in your mouth if you're not careful. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about some of the biggest blunders in the history of politics.
Which president is known for the Bay of Pigs disaster?
Which president is known for the Iran-Contra debacle?
What year did Howard Dean unleash his famous scream?
Which politician has trouble spelling potato?
What state was Rick Perry governor of in 2011?
Sarah Palin embarrassed herself during a 2008 interview when she couldn't name a single one of these.
states bordering Alaska
What percent of people don't pay taxes, according to Mitt Romney?
What happened when Sen. Gary Hart dared reporters to follow him in 1988?
He shot one of them.
They photographed his mistress.
How did Adm. James Stockdale start his speech at the 1992 vice-presidential debate?
"Vote for me."
"I believe in this country."
"Why am I here?"
How long did Tom Eagleton hold the Democratic VP nomination in 1972?
What did President Grant want to do with freed slaves back in the 1870s?
ship them to the Caribbean
help them live in harmony with whites
make them slaves again
What was the Watergate scandal named for?
What did Michael Dukakis ride in that made people mock him?
hot air balloon
What year did Gerald Ford declare Poland free from Soviet influence?
What state is Todd Akin from?
Al Gore claimed he invented the internet.
What year did George Bush famously debate Geraldine Ferraro?
What did Christine O'Donnell deny being during a 2010 ad?
Which 2016 presidential candidate argued that the pyramids were built to store grain?
What year did John McCain state "the fundamentals of our economy are strong?"
What year did Bob Dole fall off a stage while campaigning for president?
Jesse Jackson made a slur against Jewish citizens during his 1984 campaign for president.
Who claimed to be "dead broke" when leaving the White House?
What did Rep. Michael Grimm threaten to do to a reporter in 2014?
run him over with a car
throw him off a balcony
What is the address of the White House?
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
1400 Pennsylvania Ave.
1200 Pennsylvania Ave.
What was unique about John Boehner's "5 Points Jobs Plan," which he tweeted in 2014?
It used racist language.
It was blank.
It had many misspellings.
What state is Bruce Braley from?
Why didn't John Silber campaign in Roxbury and the surrounding area as part of his 1990 campaign for governor of Massachusetts?
He already had the vote locked up in those areas.
According to him, those areas are full of "drug addicts."
He was too sick to campaign.
What percentage of total revenue do abortion services represent for Planned Parenthood?
How much does someone in the middle class make, according to Mitt Romney?