After almost 7 years of gathering digital dust, it seems that quite unexpectedly, BUSH WIRED has regained a bit of life! George W. Bush may be long gone, but tomorrow night is the first Presidential Debate of 2012 ... Obama VS. Romney!
Over the last week or two I've received a couple notes asking if I thought Romney would wear an earpiece or cheat in the upcoming debates. Honestly, I hadn't thought too much about it, but after his 47% remarks and recent polling, I expect he'll need all the help he can get.
A quick troll of the interwebs revealed that Romney has already been in hot water over -perhaps- wearing an earpiece in 2008... caught on tape. I vaguely remember the story, but never gave it attention at the time. Bolstering the suspicions, the blog Red State ran a separate story in 2008 that seemed to confirm that Romney indeed wears an earpiece regularly. From Red State:
"During Gov. Romney’s speech, one of his handlers mentioned to one of our staff people that any time Gov. Romney needed to wrap things up, he would be happy to let Gov. Romney know through the ear-piece that he wore."
CANNONFIRE (one of the original sources of the Bush Wired Theory) typically sums it all up nicely HERE in a post from last January.
Some more links:
What will tomorrow bring? Who knows. I'll have my eyes peeled and DVR set for sure. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised if either candidate gets "wired up".
I think almost everyone accepts that some politicians wear earpieces all the time. These days, I expect it at press conferences. However, receiving coached answers in a Presidential Debate will always be a big no-no in my view.
For anyone not familiar with the BUSH WIRED story, its pretty amazing and strange. Read below, it starts a long way down. Unfortunately, many of the links have expired over the years, and the infamous photo-gallery was lost to time.
October 2, 2012