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Upon Further Review: Mitt Romney May Have Cheated To Win The Debate

Posted by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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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?

by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:43 PM

It does look like he dropped some kind of paper. I didn't know that was a rule.

by Colleen on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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Sounds like Obama camp are sore losers. Obama lost the debate.. He'll survive
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by Suzzanne on Oct. 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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 I agree. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

How could anyone watch that debate and not see just how unprepared Obama was? Accept defeat, prep better and move on...geez

Quoting ckroch:

Sounds like Obama camp are sore losers. Obama lost the debate.. He'll survive


by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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Cheating is cheating.  I see it is okay to cheat if it is the guy you're voting for.  I would question anyone's character if they cheated.  What else would he cheat or lie about?

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by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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The author admits in the article itself that it was not a piece of paper and that after later review it was noted to be a handkerchief. You should probably report the article in it's entirety, otherwise your the one who is not being truthful. Just saying. 

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM
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I was told it was a handkerchief, but he could've written on it.

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by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM
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Handkerchief, not a cheat sheet. Check your facts before you post them.

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:43 AM

yeah.. Cheating. Would have never thought.

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:52 AM
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Um, it looks like mitt came unprepared too, since he cheated and brought his notes with him.
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 4:02 AM
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First of all how would Obama not be unprepared with a candidate that showed up and changed his points on everything he has been running on so far? Second I agree Romney pulls something out however unless it's Tinkerbell whispering things into his ear it didn't provide him with his victory. If it is notes however it speaks of his character. (although the tape I saw did just look like tissues in my opinion)
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