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TELL US: Did Romney Bring Notes to the Debate?

What was that coming out of his pocket? Some suspect he was cheating. What do you think?

A slow motion video clip of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney taking something out of his pocket before the start of the Oct. 3, debate in Denver is exploding across the Internet and Twitter with allegations that the candidate brought notes to the debate, which some consider cheating.

In the clip, as Romney approached the podium, he took something white or off-white out of his right pants pocket and placed it on the podium before the start of the debate.

According to the Commission on Presidential Debate rules, candidates are not allowed to bring notes to the podium.

Democrats and progressives who already think the worst of Romney believe that the clip is evidence that he cheated; Republicans are scoffing at the premise.

At least once during the debate, towards the end, Romney wiped the sweat off his upper lip with a handkerchief, before his closing statement, and the candidate didn’t appear to be looking down at the podium as much as President Barack Obama was.

Patch has contacted the Romney campaign to get confirmation on what the item was coming out of his pocket.

What do you think? Did Romney bring notes to the debate? Or that just a hanky? Was it cheating? Does it even matter? Leave a thought in the comment section of the post. 

Lannie P. October 07, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Wow...I didn't know Elizabeth Warren was a "Wind Surfer"! Take a deep breath Liz.
Betty Dew October 07, 2012 at 05:02 PM
AMEN, Sharon! And taking what are clearly notes out of his pocket IS cheating. Rules do not apply to Romney, never have. Take a look at his "service" during Viet Nam. How many people do you know or who we have ever even heard of who protested FOR that war - but then opted out in France? I have no trouble with the opting out, but only if done to PROTEST that war, not to duck it.
Joyce Leach October 07, 2012 at 08:02 PM
First of all, seems ridiculous that you wouldn't be able to bring notes due how much content these debates entail. Certainly doesn't sound like CHEATING. Secondly, if you watch a replay of when Romney was making strong points against our current president's policies, Obama was looking down and it sure looked like he was writing which should not be illegal. The liberals are just looking for excuses due to Obama's poor performance.
Barbara Anderson October 07, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Right. He was dumb enough to cheat in front of millions of people with cameras all around him. LOL. Let's all play "silly rumor": I heard that when the camera was off him, Obama was sucking on an oxygen supply to help him deal with the "altitude".
Lannie P. October 07, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Touché ! Just made me laugh out loud!


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