Romney controversy points to power of viral video

Sep 20, 2012 Full story: SFGate 7

After this, politicians everywhere should surely get the message. Mitt Romney 's secretly recorded remarks at a Florida fundraiser - and the uproar that has followed - reinforce a key reality of the digital media era: the power of viral video to disrupt and potentially alter a high-stakes political contest.

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#1 Sep 20, 2012
gotta wonder HOW MANY close door meetings this mediamatters clown secretly taped before he finally got something (and even THAT had to be edited) he could fck romney with?
and...what the media outcry would be if it was done to obama!
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Allentown, PA

#2 Sep 20, 2012
rugby....the liability to other condidates:

Linda McMahon (R):“I disagree with Governor Romney’s insinuation that 47% of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care.”

Peggy Noonan (conservative columnist):“...incompetent”... .“an intervention is in order.”

Charles Krauthammer (Fox): "remark not 'very smart'"

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez(R): "We have a lot of people that are at the poverty level in New Mexico, but they count just as much as anybody else"

Sen. Scott Brown(R):“That’s not the way I view the world”

Sen. Dean Heller(R): "I just don't view the world the same way he does"

VP candidate Paul Ryan(R):“He was obviously inarticulate"

Republican strategist Greg Strimple:“The problem is the campaign is now in a spiral and no one knows how to pull out”

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#3 Sep 20, 2012
'Ol PooPoo thinks pols should have learned this lesson when George Allen was recorded calling a citizen "Macaca" & the video went viral.

Don't say it in public if you don't want people to hear it. It cost George Allen his Senate seat, & will probably cost Romney dearly in November...
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#4 Sep 20, 2012
allen trails in Virginia.....again. His stink lingers.

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#5 Sep 20, 2012
carey529 wrote:
gotta wonder HOW MANY close door meetings this mediamatters clown secretly taped before he finally got something (and even THAT had to be edited) he could fck romney with?
and...what the media outcry would be if it was done to obama!
Media outcry?

Probably about what there was when that James O'Keefe fellow "secretly taped" in Acorn offices & Planned Parenthood clinics; basically that's what happened to Romney.

The only mystery here is, were you as outraged when O'Keefe used these tactics? If you weren't, you are being a hypocrite...
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Allentown, PA

#8 Sep 20, 2012
Little girls like CArEy529 have selected outrage.

Since: Feb 08

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#9 Sep 20, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
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Media outcry?
Probably about what there was when that James O'Keefe fellow "secretly taped" in Acorn offices & Planned Parenthood clinics; basically that's what happened to Romney.
The only mystery here is, were you as outraged when O'Keefe used these tactics? If you weren't, you are being a hypocrite...
Find a teabagger that isn't. It's in their troglodyte DNA.

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