Romney's '47%' Filmer: You Can Thank Bill Clinton
Former prez inspired barman to bring camera to Mitt event
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2013 2:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – President Obama has Bill Clinton to thank—indirectly—for the 47% tape that helped doom Mitt Romney's campaign, the Huffington Post finds. The bartender who filmed Romney's now-infamous remarks at a private fundraiser had worked at an event where Clinton shook hands with all the staff and posed for photos after speaking. Hoping for a photo with Romney, he brought his camera to the candidate's fundraiser and ended up using it to record the remarks.

Romney—who rushed out after the fundraiser without talking to any of the staff—told guests his remarks were off the record but didn't say the same to the staff, says the bartender, who will be interviewed on MSNBC's Ed Show tonight. He says that after hearing Romney's remarks, he felt it was his "civic duty" to share them. He put his video on YouTube, where it was spotted and brought to the attention of Mother Jones by none other than James Carter IV—Jimmy Carter's grandson.

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Mar 14, 2013 1:37 PM CDT
Believe It was Hal Wallis who said "The only thing that would get peoples attention is a photo of Elvis" News media, Pundits, the only thing to draw attention is a photo of or name of President Clinton.... What the heck did President Clinton have to do with the 47 %.....Nothing...want it read, put the Clinton name. 1942
BinThereDunThat
Mar 14, 2013 9:18 AM CDT
Now I worry that Mr. Prouty may have to worry about one of Mitt's rich donors getting even with him. Men like Adelson, or others, don't take kindly to losing all that money, especially because of a MERE waiter, and I'm afraid someone will have to pay. Prouty had better watch his back.
BarackMustGo
Mar 14, 2013 8:51 AM CDT
Romney needs to sue the living 'clinton/obama out of this punk, and his bosses. Somebody just won a $100,000 lawsuit against O'Keefe, so I say .... do it.....for real America, as this puke gave us four more years of the racist, dumb___!