The man behind Mitt Romney’s “47 percent video” comes forward

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Scott Prouty, a bartender hired for the Romney fundraiser, comes forward as the man who recorded Mitt Romney’s notorious “47%” comments.

 Prouty says he didn’t go in with a grudge or the intent to “get Mitt Romney.”

Prouty also shares that no one was told not to record or take pictures, and that there were several people at the event with their cameras out. Plus there was a video crew and sound crew.

He says he struggled for a few weeks about whether to share the recording. He says he felt an obligation to release it for the people who can’t afford to pay $50,000 to hear what Romney says behind closed doors.

Who would know when he started recording that it would turn out to be a major factor in the 2012 campaign?

(via Towleroad)