Bill Clinton won the presidential election for Barack Obama. But it wasn't his masterful Democratic National Convention speech or the advice he offered the president's reelection campaign. Clinton, it turns out, inspired the man who filmed Mitt Romney's infamous and game-changing 47 percent comments.
HuffPost has agreed to withhold the name of the surreptitious
filmmaker until he breaks his silence on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Wednesday
evening, followed by an appearance on HuffPost Live Thursday morning.
In interviews over the last several months, he laid out his thinking
before and after Romney's speech.
The man, who tended bar for a company that catered to a high-end
clientele, had previously worked at a fundraiser at a home where Clinton
spoke. After Clinton addressed guests, the man recalled, the former
president came back to the kitchen and thanked the staff, the waiters,
the bartenders, the busboys, and everyone else involved in putting the
event together. He shook hands, took photos, signed autographs, and
praised the meal -- all characteristic of the former president.
When the bartender learned he would be working at Romney's
fundraiser, his first thought was to bring his camera, in case he had a
chance to get a photo with the presidential candidate. FULL POST