Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' filmmaker speaks
Just in time to truly capitalize on the scorching-hot pop culture phenom that is Mitt Romney, the guy who filmed the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign-changing “47 Percent” video is finally coming clean tonight.
We won’t know the filmmaker’s name until this evening’s edition of MSNBC’s The Ed Show, which will feature an exclusive interview with 2012’s very own Deep Throat. Still, 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.
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. “I felt it was a civic duty. I couldn’t sleep after I watched it,” he said to HuffPo. “I felt like I had a duty to expose it.”
Here’s a preview of what’s to come on The Ed Show tonight.
And in related news, Mitt Romney just turned 66 yesterday. Happy birthday, Mitt!