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Did Mitt Romney cheat with debate notes?


by Anonymousreply 4710/10/2012

So now what are we, chopped liver?

by Anonymousreply 110/05/2012

Mitt Romney makes it clear, over and over, that he feels that rules are for other people... that he's above such petty things.

by Anonymousreply 210/05/2012

I'm reminded of Dubbya cheating with the radio ear-piece thing...

by Anonymousreply 310/05/2012

Sure he did. But what will it matter to those stupid enough to vote for him?

by Anonymousreply 510/05/2012


by Anonymousreply 610/05/2012

If the rules forbid notes, they shouldn't provide them with the kind of lecterns that allow papers to be hidden. I'm assuming they're not going to have access to anything like this at the townhall style debate, so Mittens is going to have to find another way to cheat.

by Anonymousreply 710/05/2012

What about all of Romney's lies? For a supposed religious man, he lies constantly.

by Anonymousreply 810/05/2012

If he had used them it wouldn't have been cheating.

That reminds me of when I was really young, I worked in a computer store and we had a series of questions you had to ask.

Like, How are you? Did you find everything OK? and so on.

I made a cheat sheet and stuck it on my register. I would get 100% on my shops. And I would always win the $50 gift certificate for having the highest customer service.

Then someone saw I had my laminated "cheat sheet" with me on my register and they all cried foul and cheater.

It wasn't cheating, I was just smart to use notes to service the customer according to company directives.

by Anonymousreply 910/05/2012

R9, that's a different matter than a political debate. Don't be obtuse. Prepared notes are not allowed at debates. This goes for high school, college, and political debates. Debaters are allowed to jot down notes while the person is speaking but cannot bring notes in with them. A better analogy is comparing Mitt's alleged use of prewritten notes during the debate to relying on prewritten notes while taking a test. Both of these incidents are indeed cheating.

by Anonymousreply 1010/05/2012

YOU PEOPLE are ridiculous! We have given YOU PEOPLE so much, and this is how you treat us? JUST STOP IT! Stop it right now!!

Do you know who we are??!!!

by Anonymousreply 1210/05/2012

It was either hide them in a handkerchief or write them on his hand with a sharpie. That last technique didn't work out well for the last Republican savior.

by Anonymousreply 1310/05/2012

OP's picture is amazing. This guy is the biggest fraud to ever run for President since... well, George W. Bush.

And we all know how well that worked out for us.

by Anonymousreply 1410/05/2012

A video has been uploaded to YouTube. Verdict? It certainly looks fishy.

by Anonymousreply 1510/05/2012

Shittens is above the law, don't you people know? Very rich and powerful, we buy our way into politics, we bend laws to place us at an extreme advantage. You people need to learn your place.

by Anonymousreply 1610/05/2012

The link didn't show up. Sorry! I'll try it again.

by Anonymousreply 1810/05/2012

You can plainly see paper being taken from his pocket and put on the podium.

As mentioned above though I would trde all this for 10 years of tax returns.

by Anonymousreply 2010/05/2012

[quote]Kitchen sink of excuses. Pathetic.

You must be referring to your own party:

'Kill whitey' tape

Saul Alinsky

Birth Certificate

Rev. Wright

Rev. Wright again, 4 years later

College Transcripts

Slut Shaming dead mother

'Race' Tape

'Race' Tape again, 4 years later

'More Vacation days' - lie

Teleprompter (knowing full-well Republicans use them, too)

'Obama going to Paris on Fourth of July'-lie

Obamacare - lie

Death panels - lie

Welfare/Work - lie

Taking guns away - lie

"Apologized" for America - lie

Taxes up under Obama - lie

Socialist- lie

Expanded size of govt - lie

I could go on and on and on, but you're a freeper and facts are kryptonite to you people.

by Anonymousreply 2110/05/2012

r17 is completely insane.

Romney lied abut everything, ESPECIALLY his own previously-stated plans!!

He made up numbers.

And ANYONE who thinks those "I met Joe 47%, and he said to me...." anecdotes were REAL is a dupe and a gull.

by Anonymousreply 2210/05/2012

[quote]the reality is that Romney is smart and in command of the facts.

How in the holy hell do you have the nerve to even think this and expect to be taken seriously?


Your mouth talking to your brain

by Anonymousreply 2310/05/2012

I'm shocked that he thought that he needed notes. For what? Pretty much everything out of his mouth was a lie. Did he really need notes to just make shit up?

by Anonymousreply 2410/05/2012

Saw that happen on the live feed I was watching. It was really clear and obvious he took out note cards when he walked to the podium. He was so obvious about it, I didn't realize it was against the rules.

by Anonymousreply 2510/05/2012

JP = idiot.

by Anonymousreply 2710/05/2012

I would too, R26, because on what planet would Harvard allow a C student to not only head up the HLR, but graduate with a JD magna cun laude?

The rightwing is desperate if they think this nonsense is on par with a man who has made hundreds of millions by destroying American businesses and hiding what he paid in taxes for the pleasure of destroying those businesses.

by Anonymousreply 2810/05/2012

It doesn't matter. He won. Unfortunately, in politics winning IS everything. Complaining that he cheated at this point just seems like sour grapes. If he was caught in the act and had to forfeit the debate, that would be one thing. However, now it is time to move on.

by Anonymousreply 2910/05/2012

Oops, Magna cuM laude*

by Anonymousreply 3010/05/2012

R29...did you watch?

He won nothing.

by Anonymousreply 3110/05/2012

[quote]Hopefully people will want someone who has the ability and energy to be President, not just a figurehead.

Unfortunately, you're stuck with voting for Mitt.

by Anonymousreply 3210/05/2012

R31, the consensus is that Romney won the debate. Regardless of how you or I feel, he won the debate. Even Rachel Maddow, et al at MSNBC accept that Romney won the debate.

by Anonymousreply 3310/05/2012

Bitter puma at R17

by Anonymousreply 3410/05/2012

Romney wiped his lip with a white hankie during the debate.

by Anonymousreply 3510/05/2012


by Anonymousreply 3610/05/2012

Jesus. He lied and lied and lied again. 27 times in 38 minutes. Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie.

He "won" because he's a lying bully. Apparently Americans prize lying bullies and when you look at our public schools you'll see we were taught to do that or at least not stick our necks out when we see it.

by Anonymousreply 3810/10/2012

whether or not he cheated with debate notes is so minuscule compared to the other questions one might ask, like did he break the law while at Bain, did he cheat on his taxes, did he lie and or omit facts consistently when debating. who cares if he won the argument and looked superior if he had to resort to deceit? if he does it now he will do it as president. that doesnt even touch on the lack of information on his policies, the fact that he has no respect for women's rights, the poor, or over half of the people in this nation. who cares about notes? it's just another log on the fire.

by Anonymousreply 3910/10/2012

I didn't realize they were forbidden to take notes during the opponent's remarks and then refer to them. I thought I saw Obama taking notes during Romney's lies.

by Anonymousreply 4010/10/2012

You can "take notes" you can't "take notes in with you to the debate."

by Anonymousreply 4110/10/2012

I'm richer than you so...I am above all rules.

by Anonymousreply 4210/10/2012

Maybe Obama just sucked.

Maybe his message didn't resonate

Maybe many (I know, not all) voters are unimpressed by his first term

by Anonymousreply 4310/10/2012

What does that have to do with Rmoney bringing in notes, r43?

by Anonymousreply 4410/10/2012

I was just commenting on the large number of excuses over the past week

It was the altitude

Kerry did a bad job preparing Obama

The moderator was terrible

The questions sucked

Obama was too nice

Romney cheated

Romney lied

Obama actually did fine - the press has just overstated Romney's performance to make it a tighter race

And so on

And so on

And so on

by Anonymousreply 4510/10/2012

R45, You do realize that there are these things called pundits who have to fill air without actually blurting out that the fed is bullshit, corporations own the government, the wars are to benefit the oil companies, the Clintons are in the bag for Walmart and the Bush family was full of eugenicists? Right? They are "talking heads." It's what they do.

by Anonymousreply 4610/10/2012

Yeah but did he have an ear piece like W had?

by Anonymousreply 4710/10/2012
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