The Magicians’ Alliance is going to be pissed.
Seems pretty obvious no?
Did Mitt Romney cheat in Wednesday’s debate? This slowed-down closeup posted to YouTube makes it appear as though he reaches into his pocket, pulls out a paper and places it on his lectern, in violation of rules that stated:
No props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by any candidate.
(Attention gif makers.)
I’m not one for conspiracy theories or excuses, but it’s pretty obvious that A.) He brought notes with him and B.) He was certainly doing his best to hide it.
In fairness, it’s tough to keep track of all those lies in his head alone.
You got proof he had that paper during the debate? Because, you know…the debate doesn’t start until the first question is asked. You can look at pieces of paper beforehand. Prove to me he used notes during the actual debate.
…so I’m sorry, you’re saying he smuggled a piece of paper onto the stage with him, placed it on his lectern, read over it before the debate officially began, and then either put it back or never glanced down at it again? In addition, I’d hope that a man preparing to hold public office would be able to adequately defend his policy ideas without needing a study guide until the very last second. Even going over them in the wings would have been fine, bringing them onstage just seems either underhanded or dumb.
you’re saying he smuggled a piece of paper onto the stage with him, placed it on his lectern, read over it before the debate officially began, and then either put it back or never glanced down at it again?
No, I’m not saying he smuggled it. Why would I think that, since I don’t think he was doing anything wrong in the first place? Despite what liberals are saying to try to twist it into seeming like he was sneaking it, no, it doesn’t look like he was being sneaky at all. And I’m not saying he did anything after the video, because…I don’t have anything to go off of. The same way you don’t.
In addition, I’d hope that a man preparing to hold public office would be able to adequately defend his policy ideas without needing a study guide until the very last second.
Nobody said he needed it. But what does it hurt him to look at it one more time? What smart person doesn’t glance over their notes one last time just for a refresher on what they wanted to say before a presentation? How does this make him unprepared?
Even going over them in the wings would have been fine, bringing them onstage just seems either underhanded or dumb.
I bet you wouldn’t give a second thought about it if there were a video of Obama doing the exact same thing. Not to mention the hypocrisy in thinking he’s dumb for glancing over some notes beforehand…as compared to Obama stumbling all over himself on several occasions when his teleprompters malfunction? I’d hope that a man preparing to hold (and holding) public office would be able to adequately convey his ideas without needing a word-for-word crutch every time he goes to speak. And it sure looked like Obama could have taken a page from Romney’s book and read up a little more on his notes before the debate. Do you even know how dumb you sound for being butthurt that Romney was more prepared?
It’s funny because you typed out this long post despite the fact that it was concluded two days ago that it was just a handkerchief. And hey, that’s a decent explanation that doesn’t require him having brought written material onto the stage for any reason, and it’s backed up by the evidence. Basically what’s wrong with your (wrong) explanation is that it has him skirting so ridiculously close to rule-breaking for what doesn’t seem like a very large benefit.
Well dang. I’ve been traveling for the past two days, so I’m kind of out of the loop.
And I wasn’t really dismissing that it could be something other than a paper. I’m totally fine with it not being a paper. I was just trying to say…even if it were a paper, he wasn’t breaking the rules. And certainly didn’t “sneak” anything onto the podium.