Friday, October 5, 2012

What Did Romney Have In His Pocket?

Interesting post from Litbrit: Mitt Romney seems to pull something out of his pocket at the beginning of the presidential debate.  This appears if you just watch the first 15 or so seconds of the official debate video -- as he walks to the podium, his right hand goes into his pocket and pulls some white sheet-like object out.  She hypothesizes that it's pre-written notes, which are forbidden by debate rules.  You can see that Obama isn't pulling anything out of his pocket as he walks to the podium.  She thinks there's further evidence in a C-SPAN video of the end of the debate, but I can't get it to load.

Anyway, it'd be worth looking into exactly what Mitt pulled out of his pocket.

Update: This seems to suggest that it's a handkerchief -- Mitt wiped his face with one late in the debate.


low-tech cyclist said...

Totally off-topic: is anybody EVER going to poll the Senate race in North Dakota? It hasn't been polled in just shy of 3 months now.

BruceMcF said...

That is an OUTRAGEOUS claim. It was obviously a silk handkerchief.

With his notes embroidered on it is all.

Max Kingsbury said...

I'm leaning handkerchief. You can search for truth in this Reddit thread if you feels like it:

Grung_e_Gene said...

R-Money would never use such a base substance as paper. His cheat sheet was made out of Vellum.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with "String! Or nothing!".