Monday, October 8, 2012

Dueling Conspiracy Theories on Jobs Numbers, Debate Cheating

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday, October 5th is turning into conspiracy theory day on the campaign trail, with both sides suspicious of each other after a potentially game changing debate Wednesday night. First up, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch set off a firestorm by tweeting an accusation that the Obama campaign manipulated the sub-8% unemployment rate announced this morning. The narrative was quickly adopted on Fox News.

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On the other side, there's a video that appeared on YouTube last night showing slow-motion footage of Mitt Romney slyly pulling notes out of his pocket and dropping them on his debate podium. Debate rules state: "No props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by any candidate."

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Is Romney pulling a cheat sheet from his pocket at the start of the debates? You decide!

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Romney's Amazing Sleight of Hand Performance!

"No props, notes, charts, diagrams or other writings can be used by the candidates; however, they can take notes on the type of paper of their choosing.The candidates cannot ask each other direct questions, but can ask rhetorical questions.The candidates cannot address each other with proposed pledges.Each candidate can use his own makeup artist.No candidate is allowed to use risers or any other device to make them look taller.The Coin Toss: At least 72 hours before the first debate, there will be a coin toss on the order of questioning and closing arguments."


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