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Did Romney Cheat In The First Presidential Debate, Does Video Show Hidden Notes Or Hanky?
TMO ^ | 10-5-2012 | Nadeem Walayat

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".


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheat; debate; hankie; hanky; obama; romney
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1 posted on 10/05/2012 6:27:26 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Watch for this to show up on SNL tomorrow..


2 posted on 10/05/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: blam

The lunatics tried to say the GWB was “wired” for one debate against kerry

They just arent used to losing


3 posted on 10/05/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: blam

hanky-panky gate.


4 posted on 10/05/2012 6:31:25 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: blam

I thought I saw Mitt writing at one point. He was fully engaged and prepared.

MSM is desperate.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 6:31:25 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: blam

I think obama cheated by implying that he was a legitimate president...


6 posted on 10/05/2012 6:32:21 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: blam

Here we go......


7 posted on 10/05/2012 6:32:21 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: blam

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.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT by madison10
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To: blam

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.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 6:33:37 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: blam

Romney really does not need such notes. Think about it.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 6:33:41 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: blam

Romney wiped his nose with the handkerchief and his a$$ with the pretender-in-chief.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 6:34:03 PM PDT by Dave278 (Keep your change I will keep my freedom!!)
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To: blam

The Obamagabe people will do anything, say anything to promote their boy.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 6:34:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: blam

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.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 6:34:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: blam

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.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 6:35:07 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: blam
Oh FFS:

News Flash: it was a handkerchief!

Geez... I thought would've been dead as a story hours ago. At this point anyone writing an article about it without seeing the video and pics of him using the handkerchief just isn't doing their job.
15 posted on 10/05/2012 6:35:28 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: blam
This is called a real stretch.

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.

16 posted on 10/05/2012 6:35:28 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: blam

I’m glad to see the dumbasses obsess over this instead of prepping for the next go-around. Anything to avoid personal responsibility!


17 posted on 10/05/2012 6:36:29 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: blam

I am SO SICK of this crap!


18 posted on 10/05/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: TigerClaws

I think Baraq had a miniaturized earpiece communicating to Axlegrease.
Prove me wrong, MSM.....


19 posted on 10/05/2012 6:37:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: blam
For crying out loud! Cheat how? Get the questions in advance. They were all boiler plate. Know the Obama's response? Not possible. I saw another thread postulating that Obama was communicating to somebody with blinks.

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.

20 posted on 10/05/2012 6:37:30 PM PDT by AU72
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21 posted on 10/05/2012 6:37:47 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again we see things exactly the same.

LLS


22 posted on 10/05/2012 6:39:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: blam

It was a note from the Tea Party and Millionaires Club telling Romney to be as racist as possible and to lie./s


23 posted on 10/05/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: blam

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.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Dave278
Now where's that LIKE button? I'd hit it for your comment a few dozen times.
25 posted on 10/05/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: blam

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.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: blam
I read a letter to the editor today which the writer said Obama failed because he is doing two jobs (running for president and his duties as president) unlike “George W. Bush who napped all day.” That is my favorite letter. Beats Almost Gore's theory.
27 posted on 10/05/2012 6:42:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: blam

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.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 6:42:22 PM PDT by dk88 (Outlaw)
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To: blam

They have nothing but—he lied.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 6:42:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Slyfox

Exactly, Romney made looked squarely at Obozo, Obozo hardly looked up


30 posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:16 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Dave278; All
"Romney wiped his nose with the handkerchief
and his a$$ with the pretender-in-chief."


31 posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: verum ago

Nice find!

You have the proof.

Man, the RATS are desperate!!!!


32 posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:44 PM PDT by diamond6 (Freerepublic.com and Hillbuzz.org are my go to sites for conservative news.)
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To: blam

33 posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:56 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: verum ago

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


34 posted on 10/05/2012 6:44:20 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: Slyfox
A confederate in the audience passed messages to Romney via laser to the handkerchief which acted as a screen. A special lens in one eye allowed him to look down while seeming to look straight ahead. Obamugabe forgot to bring his portable screen and his confederate in the audience was out taking a smoke while all of this was going on.

He'll do better next time (/s)

35 posted on 10/05/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jobim; Dave278; All
"Now where's that LIKE button?"

Here ya go!!(...save a copy!!)


36 posted on 10/05/2012 6:46:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: blam

LoL. Wow, Romney had all the answers on a piece of paper! The Dems and their Media are nutty desperate.


37 posted on 10/05/2012 6:46:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: blam

It’s a handkerchief.


38 posted on 10/05/2012 6:48:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: blam

you got to be kidding ..its a hankerchief.


39 posted on 10/05/2012 6:48:24 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: blam

It is his birth certificate on the outside chance old Jim Lerher would ask the candidates to prove they are eligible for office.


40 posted on 10/05/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: blam

Or 0bama really is that incompetent outside his protective Mass Media bubble world


41 posted on 10/05/2012 6:49:06 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I doubt if Mr. Obama has an IQ above 105.

You would go that high? A 105 IQ would know 50 states and Austrians speak German. I'd go with 70 to 80 range.

42 posted on 10/05/2012 6:49:14 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: blam

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.


43 posted on 10/05/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: blam

How do you, and why would you want to, cheat in a debate!

Pure BS!!!


44 posted on 10/05/2012 6:51:21 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: blam

Unless Romney had access to the questions in advance, what good would anything written on his handkerchief be?

Buggergate, snot a chance.


45 posted on 10/05/2012 6:51:57 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: blam

Good they cannot fix what they refuse to admit is broken.


46 posted on 10/05/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: blam
You can smell the desperation.
47 posted on 10/05/2012 6:53:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: blam

"I got a hanky tooooooo"

48 posted on 10/05/2012 6:53:35 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: blam

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


49 posted on 10/05/2012 6:54:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BerryDingle

Obama could score as high as 105 on an IQ test normalized for Democrats.


50 posted on 10/05/2012 6:55:23 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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