Caught on tape!September 18, 2012 @ 8:59 am (Updated: 12:04 pm - 9/18/12 )
Secretly-recorded tapes are always fun, and what I like about this latest clandestine Mitt Romney recording is that it has us talking about some real issues like taxes and Israel -- and that it has nothing to do with toplessness.
But in terms of shocking revelations...
This is a lot like the open mic that caught Barack Obama back in March -- when he said very quietly to the Russian president that he would have much more flexibility to deal with missile defense after the election. Remember that?
It's similar in that the secret remarks, though titillating, ARE obvious.
In the Romney recording, he confides to his donors that he secretly thinks solving Israel versus Palestine looks hopeless! And yet, just about everybody secretly thinks this, right? He also says America has a lot of freeloaders who play the victim and don't take personal responsibility! Which would be a shocking viewpoint if you'd somehow missed the last 30 years of talk radio.
I think the real news on these tapes is what is apparently not on them.
Because here he is, at a private fundraiser thrown by a billionaire venture capitalist, with guests paying $50,000 each to be there, right?
This party list was a who's-who of job-creators! And if I was a confident rich guy running for president in a room full of job-creators, I wouldn't just let them ask me questions -- I'd ask THEM a few questions!
Such as, "Is there some reason you're still not creating jobs?"
And I'd ask, "So you WILL start creating jobs, after I win, right?" And then I would ask them to tell me the exact day, and if they didn't answer, I'd threaten to release topless photos.
Dave Ross Commentary:
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