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".
The Hanky is the perfect gift for the Demwit on your Kwanzaa shopping list — makes the perfect impromptu head covering or white flag.
Not to mention all the skipped daily briefings and intelligence updates. He is dumb as hell and he has to hide it by skipping the briefings. If he were in the room with some smart young analysts, everyone would easily spot how dumb he really is.
“carry a usable one in my pocket if youre wearing a suit “
That line won’t fool anyone at the DUmpster: they know suits have sleeves for wiping noses- they’ve seen pictures.
Notes are not permitted?
I’ve been saying that since he got in the Senate ~ but he’s not an idiot ~ he’s just stupid!
They can’t bring notes to a debate? I did not know that.
Actually he’s a stupid Commie, its one of many reasons why he won’t release his college transcripts(Besides applying for foreign aid of course)
Obamugabe doesn't have the basic capabilities of your basic commie.
After the liberals blamed Bush 43 for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, I’m sure they will find a way to blame Romney for the attacks on the embassy in Libya.
Just think. If things are this bad with Romney as a candidate, imagine how bad it will be with him as president.
I think Dennis Miller said it best..Hugo Chavez probably wouldn’t vote for Obama because Obama is too Commie even for him..and Obama wouldn’t be able to vote for Chavez because in Venezuela you need a Voter ID.
I think I counted at least 40 times that Obama used the word “Uh” he can’t put two words together without bumbling like a moron
So it’s better for the Left if they can say their guy was not only unprepared but also that he got his ass kicked by a guy with a magic hanky?
Romney may or may not be your choice for president but good lord........even thought I don’t like him, no way I beleive he cheats.
I am soooooooooooooooo sick of liberal lies.
Cover of New Yorker
EXACTLY!!! If Romney did not already know his beliefs about the various topics as they came up, no amount of notes would have helped him, besides, if he did have notes, we would all have seen some kind of shuffling of them to find the ones with the "right" answers on them - and nobody saw that going on. The truth is simply that Obama is an empty suit that can deliver a speech as long as it is played for him on a teleprompter three feet in front of his face. He has no core beliefs - at least not those acceptable by the American public. That's why he was so abysmal at the first debate. I do not foresee any improvement for the next two.
Axelrod has said they would have to reformulate and regroup to better prepare for future debates. This may only work to confuse poor BO even more as he will have to work on too many things at once to sound in control (eye contact, body language, facts, statistics, message, etc.). I anticipate that there will be some new dramatic events that will result in the debates being canceled. They cannot afford THREE failed debates for the "Won".
Are the Libtards just going to keep throwing feces and hope something sticks in their attempts to explain away Obama getting pounded in the debate?
And by the way - I have made practically the same move when approaching a podium to speak (actually, to preach) - including my hankie, folded in quarters. Guess what... It comes out and looks just like that!
WE should put together a list of all the excuses that have been made so far (my favorite still is AlGore’s blame of the altitude).
Pluto was sextiling Uranus.