Skip to comments.Did Romney Cheat In The First Presidential Debate, Does Video Show Hidden Notes Or Hanky?
Posted on 10/05/2012 6:27:17 PM PDT by blam
Did Romney Cheat In The First Presidential Debate, Does Video Show Hidden Notes Or Hanky?
ElectionOracle / US Presidential Election 2012
Oct 05, 2012 - 07:36 PM
By: Nadeem Walayat
Mitt Romney was declared by over 80% of viewers to have won the first presidential debate as he managed to successfully go on the offensive against an seemingly tired and distant Barack Obama who both failed to defend himself or attack Romney or many of the inaccurate statements Romney made such as that 23 million workers were unemployed (counting part-timers).
However video footage suggests that Romney may have cheated as the rules state that. "No props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by any candidate." See the screen grabs and actual footage to make up your own minds on whether Romney cheated by using notes or was it an innocent hanky.
On approach to podium hand goes into pocket
Hand retrieves folded paper
Places paper on podium
Ready for the debate
See the slow motion video here and make up your own minds.
In my opinion, no candidate would risk being caught out cheating in such a public arena, so it probably is just a handkerchief rather than hidden notes that the Democrats are implying.
So the real question that should be asked is why Obama failed to try? Why did he not hold Romney to account? Why did he not even mention Romney writing off 47% of the population?
A conspiracy theory would suggest that for the elite sponsored illusion of democracy to work, the serving class (voters) need to perceive the race to be close, therefore Obama played his role in letting the race tighten up a little in voter perception when the reality for a long time has been that the U.S. in reality is a one party state, just as the UK since the early 1990's has been a one party state which little difference between Labour or Conservative and as we have seen even the Liberal Democrats party of protest as soon as they got a sniff of power, abandoned all of their principles for the trappings of power.
"Ask Not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your countrys elite".
Watch for this to show up on SNL tomorrow..
The lunatics tried to say the GWB was “wired” for one debate against kerry
They just arent used to losing
I thought I saw Mitt writing at one point. He was fully engaged and prepared.
MSM is desperate.
I think obama cheated by implying that he was a legitimate president...
Here we go......
How could he cheat anyway? The only way to cheat would be to have a speaker in an ear giving answers and THAT would be so obvious everyone would know.
I smell desperation.
NO and NO and NO
There is no cheating, the moderators provided paper for notes........and even if he brought or the president brought notes that is NOT cheating.
This argument is so stupid I want to vomit or cut myself.
Romney really does not need such notes. Think about it.
Romney wiped his nose with the handkerchief and his a$$ with the pretender-in-chief.
The Obamagabe people will do anything, say anything to promote their boy.
Because no one could have beat “the smartest man in the room” in a fair fight, right? I doubt if Mr. Obama has an IQ above 105. He’s a sham artist. Seen them in the workplace and the Army. Can spot one a mile away. He finally met up with a real successful man who prepared for the debate.
The dims will stop at nothing to avoid the fact that their boy is a dummy who has gotten by on affirmative action all his life.
If Romney were cheating then why did he keep his head up the whole time either looking into the camera at Lerhrer, or Obama?
I think BJ was checking out HIS notes as he kept looking onto the podium.
Probably kept losing his place due to his chemical brain fog.
I’m glad to see the dumbasses obsess over this instead of prepping for the next go-around. Anything to avoid personal responsibility!
I am SO SICK of this crap!
I think Baraq had a miniaturized earpiece communicating to Axlegrease.
Prove me wrong, MSM.....
High School debate 101 allows you to come in with cue cards but your toast if you haven't already internalized the give and take on the response possibilities.
Once again we see things exactly the same.
It was a note from the Tea Party and Millionaires Club telling Romney to be as racist as possible and to lie./s
This is all Krap - these these threads about cheating with notes! Ann Romney was interviewed before the debate and she was asked, how Mitt stayed calm during the debates? She said he has a piece of paper he writes “Dad” on which reminds him to make his “Dad” proud of him during a debate.
This is going over big time over at the DUmpster. The problem is, since they’ve probably never worn a suit, they don’t know what a hanky looks like. They probably think you use the one you spent 5 minutes folding in your jacket to blow your nose.
I was taught to carry a usable one in my pocket if you’re wearing a suit since it doesn’t look too classy to wipe your nose with your hand. You don’t use the one that matches your tie to blow your nose either although that seems to have gone out of style (the matching tie and handkerchief) that is.
It’s a debate - not a test.
There’s no such thing as “cheating.”
They both answered the questions how they saw fit live in reality.
And that’s what they hate.
They have nothing buthe lied.
Exactly, Romney made looked squarely at Obozo, Obozo hardly looked up
You have the proof.
Man, the RATS are desperate!!!!
Obots whine Obozo not allowed to use his teleprompter at the debate: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/10/05/Obama-Supporters-President-Should-Have-Teleprompter-At-Debates?fb_action_ids=288223157949880&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
He'll do better next time (/s)
Here ya go!!(...save a copy!!)
LoL. Wow, Romney had all the answers on a piece of paper! The Dems and their Media are nutty desperate.
It’s a handkerchief.
you got to be kidding ..its a hankerchief.
It is his birth certificate on the outside chance old Jim Lerher would ask the candidates to prove they are eligible for office.
Or 0bama really is that incompetent outside his protective Mass Media bubble world
You would go that high? A 105 IQ would know 50 states and Austrians speak German. I'd go with 70 to 80 range.
I heard that they were each given a notepad before the debate.
Sad thing, a man that is the President comes so terribly unprepared that he has to accuse his opponent of cheating.
How do you, and why would you want to, cheat in a debate!
Unless Romney had access to the questions in advance, what good would anything written on his handkerchief be?
Buggergate, snot a chance.
Good they cannot fix what they refuse to admit is broken.
"I got a hanky tooooooo"
Libs just can’t admit their messiah is a jackass and a dumb ass. Without a teleprompter Obama is what Ive been saying for the last 4 years that he is..an idiot
Obama could score as high as 105 on an IQ test normalized for Democrats.