Bartender Who Taped Mitt Romney's Infamous '47 Percent' Speech Sets TV Interview for Tonight EW
The man who videotaped an appearance by Mitt Romney that many observers think doomed the Republican candidate’s presidential bid is finally ready to talk. EW.com’s PopWatch reports that the taper of Romney’s notorious “47 percent” speech has slated an interview for tonight’s installment of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.”
“A few facts about the guy are out there already: He worked as a bartender at Romney’s now-infamous May 2012 fundraiser, he previously worked at a Clinton fundraiser, and the contrast between those two events partially inspired him to make the video in the first place,” the piece reports.
The report adds: “As the filmmaker tells The Huffington Post, Clinton was a dream client -- he shook hands with everyone who worked the fundraiser that night, signed autographs, and otherwise behaved in an exceedingly Clintonian manner. Romney, on the other hand, ‘did not speak to any of the staff, bussers or waiters.’ And while he told the night’s guests that his remarks would be off the record, Romney didn’t give the same warning to the event’s staff -- which the bartender apparently took as an invitation to break out his Canon camera.”
The taper told The Huffington Post: “I felt it was a civic duty. I couldn’t sleep after I watched it. I felt like I had a duty to expose it.”