We’re linking to this over on the Video Feed too, but I just couldn’t pass up a chance to weigh in on the whisper-assist to Romney in last night’s debate.
Tim Russert is asking Romney whether he’d do what Reagan did to solidify Social Security. Romney looks a little non-plussed until there’s an audible whisper from somewhere “…raised taxes,” after which Romney immediately starts in “I’m not going to raise taxes….”
So many questions. Whose voice was that? The only innocuous explanation I can figure out is that one of the other candidates had a live mike and whispered it to themselves. But I think MSNBC and Romney owe us all an explanation.
Recalls “the bulge” from the Bush/Kerry debates doesn’t it?
UPDATE: MSNBC keeps offering up iffy explanations, the latest of which is that it was a live mike in the crowd that picked up an audience member, whose prompt was heard by no one on stage.