The 47 Percent Filmmaker is Set to Reveal Himself

Mitt Romney 47 percent

Mitt Romney will finally find out who filmed his infamous 47 percent speech. The bartender, who recorded his remarks at a Florida fundraiser during the presidential campaign will reveal himself tonight on the Ed Show.

When Mitt Romney spoke candidly to donors at a $50,000-per-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida back in May,  he didn’t think he’d be digging his own grave. Well, I wouldn’t say the 47 percent speech ruined his campaign per say, but it certainly didn’t improves his chances with the very voters he desperately needed to support him (aka the 47 percent).

To recap, Romney told his wealthy audience what he really thinks about 47 percent of Americans: They view themselves as entitled victims, love Obama, and are dependent upon the government.

Now, the bartender who secretly recorded Romney’s words and put them up on YouTube for all to see, will reveal his identity on Wednesday night in an hour long interview with MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.”

Why did he do it?

“I debated for a little while, but in the end I really felt it had to be put out. I felt I owed it to the people who couldn’t afford to be there themselves to hear what he really thought…. I simply wanted [Romney’s] words to go out. And everybody could make a judgement based on his words and his words alone. The guy was running for the presidency and these were his core beliefs. I felt an obligation to expose the things he was saying.”

And the icing on the cake? Apparently it was former President Bill Clinton who inspired him to release the video. The bartender had previously worked at a fundraiser where Clinton spoke and recalled him being nothing but nice. After the event Clinton came back to the kitchen, thanked the staff, signed some autographs, took some pictures, etc. Romney on the other hand? He didn’t want to be seen fraternizing with the 47 percent. That’s not Mitt Romney style. 

Via: MSNBC

One Response to “The 47 Percent Filmmaker is Set to Reveal Himself”

  1. Goose
    March 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Good story!

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