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Was That A Whisper In Romney's Ear?

What's a debate without a little blogging fun? During the GOP Presidential Debate on MSNBC, a very curious thing happened during a Tim Russert quest

What's a debate without a little blogging fun? During the GOP Presidential Debate on MSNBC, a very curious thing happened during a Tim Russert question to Mitt Romney. You can hear what seemed like an on air-whispered answer directed at Romney in some fashion that I can't determine--to a Reagan question about Social Security. It's not clear one way or the other. It might not have been anything at all...

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Russert: Governor Romney, you are a big fan of Ronald Reagan.

Romney: Uh-um

Russert: Will you do for Social Security what Ronald Reagan did in 1983?

<whisper> raise taxes

Romney: I'm not going to raise taxes. What I'm going to do...

Russert: Ronald Reagan raised payroll tax and he also raised the retirement age and he saved Social Security...

Very curious indeed.

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