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Mitt Romney Figures Out How Secret Recordings Work

None of you is wearing a wire, right?

In an entertaining profile by Mark Leibovich, Mitt Romney explains the mistake he made in his infamous remarks at a fund-raiser denouncing the shiftless, hopeless 47 percent. The problem turns out to be that he was recorded without his knowledge:

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My mistake was that I was speaking in a way that reflected back to the man,” Romney said. “If I had been able to see the camera, I would have remembered that I was talking to the whole world, not just the man.”

Well, yes. That is always the mistake where hidden recordings are concerned. If he knew he were talking to the whole world, John Gotti would have described himself as a legitimate businessman, instead of ordering all those crimes.

Well, yes. That is always the mistake where hidden recordings are concerned. If he knew he were talking to the whole world, John Gotti would have described himself as a legitimate businessman, instead of ordering all those crimes.


Romney Figures Out How Secret Recordings Work