How a bartender helped decide the election

If Mitt Romney had taken a moment to thank the wait staff at a Boca Raton fundraiser last year, me may now be president, or at least could have removed one of his biggest obstacles to the White House: The so-called “47 percent tape” that clouded the last two months of the race. The anonymous person who filmed the tape turns out to a bartender with a local catering company who is coming forward now that the election is over. He’ll reveal his identity tomorrow in a hour-long interview on the Ed Show on MSNBC, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Tuesday night, he suggested that he was disappointed that Romney never thanked the wait staff, as Bill Clinton had years before at a different event the same bartender happened to staff. Ryan Grim and Jason Cherkis report:Romney, of course, did not speak to any of the staff, bussers or waiters. He was late to the event, and rushed out. He told his dinner guests that the event was off the record, but never bothered to repeat the admonition to the people working there. One of them had brought along a Canon camera. He set it on the bar and hit the record button. The bartender said he never planned to distribute the video. But after Romney spoke, the man said he felt he had no choice. Continue Reading…

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How a bartender helped decide the election

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