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Upon Further Review: Mitt Romney May Have Cheated To Win The Debate
by _Kissy_
October 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM


Over the past day the game tape of the debate has been reviewed. While Mitt Romney still enjoys the afterglow of the debate, the lies and half truths he told are being dissected.

From tax policy to hiring teachers. From cracking down on Wall Street (and Sesame Street) to coverage for the uninsured. From Medicare to shipping jobs overseas the fact checkers have been very busy correcting the record and pointing out falsehoods.

Even Team Romney had to correct the candidate on health care immediately after the debate.

As I predicted earlier this week, Romney had an October Surprise planned for the President – new policy ideas. But I had no idea that Romney would just lie about everything he had said over the past year and a half.

As the President said, Mitt Romney’s bright new idea is: Never Mind!

But there was a moment in the debate that will be discussed in the days ahead that everyone missed until yesterday.

A review of the debate tape reveals that, apparently, Mitt Romney needed a cheat sheet to keep the lies straight.
The rules of the presidential debates are clear about not bringing outside notes and presidents and aspirants have followed the rule for decades.

Video of the first eleven seconds of the debate available on YouTube shows Mitt Romney reaching into his pocket at the moment he is out of view of those in front of him, he used the lectern as a shield, and removing what appears to be folded papers from his pocket.

We see this because the camera that was broadcasting was behind Romney. Those in the audience and the moderator may have been shielded from his sleight of hand, but not the viewers.

Romney then proceeds to unfold the item in front of him.

For those curious if it could have been some else, later video sheds some light on what Romney retrieves from his lectern.

After the Romney and Obama families chat post-debate the President walks off stage, leaving his notes behind for an aide, no doubt.

But not so for Romney. The Presidential challenger goes back to his lectern to retrieve his items. It is clear that the only thing that Romney takes is paper. Not a handkerchief. Not a white flag. Nothing but paper.

So the next question is: what is Mitt Romney’s explanation for the apparent cheating?

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/10/05/upon-further-review-mitt-romney-may-have-cheated-to-win-the-debate/ 

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4006759

Replies

  • maxswolfsuit
    Max
    October 5, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Meh..

    It looked like a handkerchief to me. Even if it wasn't, he did do better in that debate. One page of notes wouldn't make that big of a difference anyway. 

    It's just deflection.

  • maxswolfsuit
    Max
    October 5, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    It was a piece of paper that he got from the podium at the end. But it could have been something that was there. 

    Why would he be all sneaky about getting it out and then wave it front of everyone when the debate ended? 


  • nomadbrat83
    October 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    I seriously doubt he is going to have cheated when he is being watched by millions on TV and observed by those present.  This sounds like as much BS as Gore's comment about the altitude.  Just excuses and deflections to distract from Obama losing the debate.

  • DestinyHLewis
    October 5, 2012 at 10:39 PM
    Again another example of Obama and his handlers usurping personal responsibility. I would have a lot more respect for Obama and his campaign if he just came out and said," I'm human, I make mistakes, and I had an off night, but don't worry, I'll be back in two weeks and stronger then ever." But no. Excuses and deflection. Smh. I swear I would fall over if I ever heard this man admit personal fault in anything.
  • DestinyHLewis
    October 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM
    I would also like to point out that several times prior to the debate I had heard that Mitt always has a piece of paper he writes "dad" on to remind him of his father, give him confidence etc. that may very well be what we saw, it could have been a hanky. I think it's sad that Obama, and his supporters can't just admit Obama didn't bring his A game, and resort to crap like this.
  • maxswolfsuit
    Max
    October 6, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    As far as I know Obama hasn't commented on this at all. The TV media didn't even cover it as far as I can tell. I've seen many Obama supporters admitting here, other places online, on the radio and on TV that he didn't bring his A game. This issue isn't some huge controversy that has taken over the coverage of the debate. Every news piece or commentary I've heard of the debate is about poorly Obama did. 

    I agree that it's deflection. But are you saying the Democrats are the only ones who "resort to crap like this?" It reminds me of the birther issue that members of the Republican party dragged out for years

    Quoting DestinyHLewis:

    I would also like to point out that several times prior to the debate I had heard that Mitt always has a piece of paper he writes "dad" on to remind him of his father, give him confidence etc. that may very well be what we saw, it could have been a hanky. I think it's sad that Obama, and his supporters can't just admit Obama didn't bring his A game, and resort to crap like this.


  • DestinyHLewis
    October 6, 2012 at 3:52 AM
    Quoting maxswolfsuit:




    I have never believed the birther issue stuff. I am only referring to the people that post crap like this, the people that have made excuses for his poor performance, and the people that claim the altitude. There are not a lot of them, but enough. Just admit he sucked the other night and don't post lies. That is all. KWIM?
  • KylesMom409
    October 6, 2012 at 6:46 AM
    No comment!

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