What Happened During the Romney Video’s Missing Two Minutes?

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Sept. 19 2012 4:12 PM

The Romney Video’s Missing Two Minutes

If you’ve watched the full video of the now infamous Mitt Romney fundraiser, you’ll have noticed that one to two minutes of the candidate’s speech to donors was lost—apparently because the recording device was “inadvertently” turned off during that time. What’s missing?

For the moment, no one knows. Happily, though, many people on Twitter have some good guesses. Here are some of our favorites so far.

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Some on Twitter suspected the technical difficulties had less to do with the recording device than the candidate himself.

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And others found something poetic in what was lost:

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