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Romney’s ‘Cheat Sheet’

The latest theory being floated by some on the left to explain Mitt Romney’s performance in Wednesday’s debate is that Romney used a cheat sheet.  (We already know that President Obama’s underperformance was the result of the high altitude in Denver.)  Buzzfeed chronicles the emergence of this theory over at the Daily Kos, which scrutinizes an item Governor Romney pulled out of his pocket as he approached the podium.  A Romney aide says the item was a handkerchief. 

The Daily Kos, however, is not satisfied with that explanation: 

…it could be a hanky.  But it falls kind of heavy, and stays uniform in it’s fold.  Plus it is flat.  I have never seen a man’s hanky be so uniform and flat coming from a front pant’s pocket.  Back pocket, yes, breast pocket in a jacket, yes.. but not the front pant pocket.

And wait, there’s more: 

He was also wearing make up and to wipe any sweat from his face with a hanky would have taken off his make up.

Buzzfeed posts video of Governor Romney using his handkerchief during the debate.   


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