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Breaking News: Was Romney coached in Debate by earpiece? 29 January, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008, Uncategorized.

An excerpt from Jerry Zandstra’s article at Red-State:

Multiple candidates addressed those gathered at the summit. One of the more difficult aspects of the entire conference was trying to work around the ever-fluctuating schedules of presidential candidates. We were trying to avoid putting Gov. Romney in conflict with the next presidential speaker. Those in charge of logistics did all they could to keep the various campaigns happy.

During Gov. Romney’s speech, one of his handlers mentioned to one of our staff people that any time Gov. Romney needed to wrap things up, he would be happy to let Gov. Romney know through the ear-piece that he wore.

Being unfamiliar with whether or not presidential candidates wear Jack Bauer-like ear pieces, I simply assumed this was common practice.

All that changed during the most recent debate.

During the Republican debate recently held in Florida, there was a very strange moment when a whisper was heard over the television. Apparently, those in the auditorium, including the candidates, were unable to hear it, but those watching on television heard it clearly.

Moderator Tim Russert asked Romney the question on Reagan — “Will you do for social security what Ronald Reagan did in 1983?” Immediately following Russert’s question, there is an audible statement in just one channel of audio saying “not raise taxes.”
Then Romney says “I’m not going to raise taxes…”

see entire article http://www.politicsandchristianity.com/2008/01/mitt-romney-said-to-often-wear-earpiece.html



1. Steve - 29 January, 2008

Something that audible was obviously not from an earpiece, which Romney was clearly not wearing.

The words were uttered into a microphone.

It’s obvious that Russert wasn’t being clear on his question, and one of the other moderators was reminding him to get to the point.

2. Sammy Sullivan - 30 June, 2009

Kewl site man…

keep up the good work man…….

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