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".
Here we go again.
I watched my Son in Debate memorize 40 pages in about a minute, I watched his opponents do the same. High School.
MSM meltdown ...
Bookmark for later
Now that the liberals have passed out or heads have exploded....
Romney didn't need to cheat. He's good at what he does. I knew he would kick ass in the debates, and I know he'll win the election.
I say this as a guy that isn't voting for Romney. Give the guy credit. He may not be a good candidate for conservatives, but he certainly is the best candidate for the GOP.
I think one's far,far more likely than the other.
Makes one wonder what these desperate (word for illegitimate offspring) won’t do. Lie, cheat, steal, what else are they prepared and willing to do to keep the head marxist in power?
The socialists are prepared to riot if they don’t win. They also know that right will not if things were to turn suddenly very ugly.
Prayers for a peaceful transition.
These socialists cannot abide the possibility that their hero, Hussein Obama, was too lazy or something, to prepare for the debate. So, he didn’t; went sightseeing instead. Now, after the thing is over and he got his clock cleaned, he’s thinking of things he wished he’d said; and he can count on the media to publicize all his smart retorts after the fact. Some media members are obviously sick of making the fraud look good. They’re realizing, too late, that they sold their souls for shuck and jive.
“each given a notepad before the debate”
Romney frequently made notes. I believe Obama made a few doodles himself.
To be clear, Romney did not say he would write off 47% of the population. He ineffectively said that those 47% would write off his candidacy.
what a total load. You can’t think on your feet when you are looking at cards as obama showed
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.
The loser will always claim something stupid. They cook the book on job report. The one from Chicago is one of the worst criminal of our lifetimes.
Well at least we can be certain that 0bama didn’t cheat. Crib notes from a fifth grader’s homework assignment , or Forest Gump feeding him answers over an ear bud would have improved THAT performance.
"How come your sleeve is green?", "I dunno (as he wipes his nose with his sleeve)".
"Why's your hair all slicked back?", "I dunno (as he wipes his nose with his hand and continues over his forehead to the top of his head)".
Sorry, junior high memories. ;o)
Well NATURALLY Romney cheated!! He wrote down EVERY POSSIBLE DEBATE SUBJECT/TOPIC and STATISTIC on a cocktail napkin prior to the debate. Of course, that means he was DRUNK TOO!!!!!
Who comes up with this crap??!!
I discovered that, by the time I had condensed course material to a form that could be hidden -- I had learned the material "backward and forward" -- so I never took a "cheat sheet" to an exam!
Proper outlining has similar learning benefits, if done correctly.
Make your own "Cliff's Notes" -- you will soon know the material as well as the prof does... No need to cheat!
LOL! And the “Orange you glad I didn’t say bannana!” punchline was circa Junior High too.
Almost 50 years later and, for some, their political grasp is less mature than was our Junior High humor.
I can’t help but wonder if this meme wasn’t started as some conservative’s sly joke at their expense.
Not saying it's an easy job, but why we didn't send our best is a good question ~ don't we care anymore?
Another question ~ why didn't the Democrats send in a better candidate?
Didn’t Obama have paper he was writing notes on as well?
“Those questions have been put to rest. Honestly, I do not know a person that carries a cloth rag in their pocket when they have a runny nose it is a little gross”
“It doesnt change the fact that it is incredibly stupid to walk into a Presidential debate and sneak something from your pocket. There is advance staff to take care of tissues.”
Where did this libturds virtuous green beliefs go? Paper over cloth?! Wow! 10 Hail Gore’s for you, sinner!
Romney shouldn’t be taking care of his own hygienic needs, because that is work of the little people?
Ouch! That is mighty elitist of Mr.Buck, he needs re-education because that doesn’t line-up with the- Romney is a rich, out-of-touch- with-the-little-people meme.
As for Romney being my "choice" for president, I can honestly say he was not because of all that I had heard about him and I did not vote for him in the primary. Now that it is down to him or Obama, then, yes, I will vote for Romney and the debate helped me to feel more comfortable with that decision. He is not the perfect candidate, but he's the only choice we have right now. At least I do not feel as forced into it as I did before. I believe that with a more Conservative Congress, he will be a good person for the job and a million times better than who is in there now!
LOL!! Bravo Dave!!
If he had notes when did he look at them? He spent the entire time he wasn’t speaking looking at 0bama. Probably in amazement. lol