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Lefty Attack: Mitt Romney “Darkened” Skin Before Univision Event
Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 09/22/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT by Kaslin

At a time when 23 million Americans are unemployed and unemployed, the national debt is exploding, and poverty rates are the highest they’ve ever been, the national media should be focused on issues of paramount importance. That didn’t happen on Friday. Instead, at a “Meet the Candidate” event in Florida sponsored by Univision, a bunch of Lefty bloggers accused Governor Romney of “darkening his skin” in order to curry favor with Latino voters. Appalling:

Mitt Romney appeared on Univision's "Meet the Candidate" event on Wednesday evening to talk about issues of importance to Latino voters, including immigration, education and foreign policy. But thousands of bloggers, Facebook subscribers and Twitter users across the country focused more on the candidate's complexion than on his message.

Social media platforms were abuzz on Wednesday with the insinuation that the GOP candidate had somehow darkened his skin before coming on Univision's forum. The accusation was reported on by The Huffington Post, Gawker and Wonkette, among others, receiving thousands of comments on the sites combined.

So is it true? Of course not:

Here at ABC/Univision, we wanted to clear the air a bit and find out what really happened.

So we asked the man who saw it first hand -- makeup artist Lazz Rodriguez, who applied powder and concealer to the candidate's skin that night. The verdict?

"When he walked in, I remember thinking, 'Wow this is tanner than I thought he was,' but I think he's just been outside a lot lately for his campaign," Rodriguez noted. "It was definitely a real tan."

Rodriguez has been a makeup artist for 25 years, and has applied cosmetics to hundreds of famous faces, including many celebrities and politicians, and a handful of presidents.

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Rodriguez says that his makeup of choice for the evening was MAC NW30, a medium-range loose powder that he applies to "cut the glare" of stage lights.

The ABC/Univision News team decided to investigate the claims that Romney was wearing powder that was too dark, stopping in at the local Miami MAC store after Thursday's "Meet the Candidate" event with Obama to test out the exact make and model. Indeed, we concluded after various trials that the NW30 was a medium-ranged hue that looked natural on a range of beige skin tones. The color was perhaps a tad too dark on Politics Editor Jordan Fabian, just about right on reporter Julia Saenz, and a shade too light on Miami-boy and Managing Editor Fernando Rodriguez-Vila. But, even when we caked the stuff on, NW30 wasn't notably dark on a range of skin tones under harsh lights.

"I also don't want this to jeopardize a career I've worked so hard to build in this field," he said. "He was tan from being out in the sun on the campaign trail -- that's the only possible explanation."

I’m a bit surprised by the frivolity of these accusations. Then again, if the guy I was supporting for president (a candidate who campaigned on the slogan “Hope & Change” in 2008) admitted during a Q & A session “you can’t change Washington from the inside,” it’s easy to understand why liberals are freaking out. Forward!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign2012; hispanicvoters; mittromney; staterunmedia
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1 posted on 09/22/2012 11:44:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Lol!

Clinton did used to change his hair color if I remember correctly.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 11:48:41 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Kaslin

And Obama whitened skin at a midwestern state fair


3 posted on 09/22/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the leftist pigs more desperate than they are now.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin
....at a “Meet the Candidate” event in Florida sponsored by Univision, a bunch of Lefty bloggers accused Governor Romney of “darkening his skin” in order to curry favor with Latino voters.

Was he this dark?


5 posted on 09/22/2012 11:51:31 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Kaslin

He is too “white.”

He is too “dark.”

He is too “rich.”

He is too “inexperienced.”

Blah, blah...

Nothing will cure their insanity, it will go on forever, may as well just ignore them (that pizzes them off too).

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6 posted on 09/22/2012 11:51:40 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Kaslin

Who did his makeup for the show?


7 posted on 09/22/2012 11:51:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Kaslin

It is odd but I was watching a re-run of a TV series last night and would have sworn the actress who was wearing a Cleopatra outfit, had darkened her skin.

Maybe to look more Egyptian, maybe just the way the light was but it sure did look like it. So much that I thought it was noticeable.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Kaslin

Have the lefty bloggers ever commented on the cover up of O’s purple lips?


9 posted on 09/22/2012 11:53:53 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: Kaslin
The ABC/Univision News team decided to investigate the claims that Romney was wearing powder that was too dark, stopping in at the local Miami MAC store after Thursday's "Meet the Candidate" event with Obama to test out the exact make and model.

Let me get this straight: they investigated Romney's makeup?

This is the same kneepad media that couldn't be bothered with all the inconsistencies in Obama's past?

10 posted on 09/22/2012 11:55:21 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Kaslin
Earth to Lamestreamers: It's been summer for the last three months. When do most people (not counting Metro-sexual libtards) get tan?
11 posted on 09/22/2012 11:55:51 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Kaslin
Romney Juiced His Univision Crowd in His Favor
12 posted on 09/22/2012 11:57:48 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Alex Murphy

Coppertone Kerry! People aren’t usually orange without chemical assistance or too many carrots in their diet.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 11:58:28 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Kaslin
When your strategy depends on keeping people distracted, anything will do, no matter how inane or trivial. And of course it doesn't have to be true, or even have any shelf-life. You can always make up something else tomorrow, and count on the media to spew it out there.
14 posted on 09/22/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Exit148

I notice that although every picture of Moochelle’s ass makes it look big, others make it look totally Bathsheba Butt gargantuan. Camera angle? Airbrushing? Alien butt pods about to hatch? :^0


15 posted on 09/22/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Kaslin

So what did they say when Hitlery used the worst southern accent in the history of the world in front of a southern audience? (”I am no ways tired...” Her southern accent was worse than the 3 or 4 times that Keanu Reeves turned his on in the movie Devil’s Advocate.)

How about Biden telling a black crowd that “they’ll put y’all back in chains!!” Nope, Romney is the travesty here.


16 posted on 09/22/2012 12:00:56 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: TigerClaws

Hillary Clinton adopts a southern drawl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaDQ1vIuvZI


17 posted on 09/22/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Kaslin

And the page who brought Romney’s tray of food to the green room noted that Romney ate nothing else but a mini taco and a slice of mango, both known to be Mexican treats.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 12:06:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin
The libs don't like anybody competing with Mr. Spray-On-Tan himself. But give him credit, he doesn't look as jaundiced as O (better get those kidneys checked, chief).

And he forgot to remove the cockroach that woke him up that morning.

19 posted on 09/22/2012 12:08:03 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Alex Murphy
RE: John Kerry pic..."Was he this dark?"

That's the tan John (F'n) Kerry got while he was in Vietnam.

20 posted on 09/22/2012 12:08:28 PM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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