“Actually, just look at what Osam — Barack Obama — said just yesterday. Barack Obama, calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq. That is the battlefield. That’s the central place he says, ‘come join us under one banner.’
Rather, it sounds like Romney may have intended to slip Obama's name in there, a premeditated talking point, but muffed it. Thus, "Osam -- Barack" instead of, say, "Osam -- Obama" or "Obam -- Osama." What's worse, even more of a stretch of imagination, is that Romney, ostensibly failing to grasp his first mistake, then repeats "Barack Obama" instead of Osama bin Laden in his following sentence.