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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.

….

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).

.


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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To: Kaslin
Mitt Romney “Darkened” Skin Before Univision Event

Oh yeah? Well so did the 0, and he did it long before Romney; so there! :P

(The things that liberals say and do is beyond amazement sometimes)
21 posted on 09/22/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: skr

“or too many carrots in their diet.”

How about tomatoes? I’m sure that guy gets ketchup with every meal!;)


22 posted on 09/22/2012 12:13:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Kaslin

Does that go with the rumor that he had bought a Kielbasa just prior to his speech to the NAACP?

Lets see: if he drives a White car he is dissing Blacks.
If he drives a Black car he is dissing Blacks.

If he uses salt and not pepper he is dissing blacks.
If he uses pepper and not salt he is dissing blacks.

This Romney fella is surely a Racist SOB....


23 posted on 09/22/2012 12:16:55 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Kaslin

Romney must have done pretty darned well, if they are reduced to complaining about his tan!


24 posted on 09/22/2012 12:22:59 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole AmericaÂ’s promise!)
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why doesn't romney play up the fact he's half mexican like Obama plays up that he's half black? (Rhetorical, no response required)
25 posted on 09/22/2012 12:25:05 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What do they mean ‘juiced’?!?

All of these phony townhalls that Obama has done where they have pretend ‘ordinary’ people who just turn out to be union leaders, Democrat activists and friends of Democrat politicians ... is that what they mean?

Are we to beleive Romney has Latino friends and Obama doesnt?!?!


26 posted on 09/22/2012 12:26:10 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole AmericaÂ’s promise!)
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To: Kaslin

Is this real life


27 posted on 09/22/2012 12:26:28 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: TigerClaws
Clinton did used to change his hair color if I remember correctly.

And Hitlery can't do a damn thing to dress up that mug of hers, try as she has.

28 posted on 09/22/2012 12:26:38 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Exit148
Have the lefty bloggers ever commented on the cover up of O’s purple lips?

Or that he covers up the fact e's half caucasian? (at least Michael Jackson came "out" in the end.

29 posted on 09/22/2012 12:27:57 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama was a mess answering non-fluff questions. Could it be that Romney gave presidential answers and so the leftist media has to make an issue of his make up. I did not see his session with Univision.


30 posted on 09/22/2012 12:28:38 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Kaslin

31 posted on 09/22/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Kaslin

As George Bush and John Kerry go head-to-head in what is considered the most crucial presidential election in generations, America has turned to another issue – the colour of Senator Kerry’s face.

So-called “attack dogs” who pledge their allegiance to Republican Mr Bush posted pictures on the internet this week of an “orange” looking Mr Kerry.

Newspapers picked up the story and even Lynne Cheney, the wife of vice-president Dick Cheney, has commented on the shade of the Democratic challenger’s tan.

The implication that Mr Kerry has given himself a fake tan follows earlier claims that he had botox treatment to remove wrinkles on his forehead.


32 posted on 09/22/2012 12:35:42 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin. Partisan Media Shills ping.
The accusation was reported on by The Huffington Post, Gawker and Wonkette, among others...

33 posted on 09/22/2012 12:40:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin; bmwcyle
I suspect it had to do with the lighting. The whole room looked darker than usual, and with that lighting Romney would likely appear darker as well.

This is bizarre, though. If there were some kind of trickery involved, you'd suspect the make-up artist. But here the make-up man, Lazz Rodriguez, gives testimony, and says outright that he didn't make Romney up.

Most likely, Romney was tanned from campaigning. If he did apply some spray tan, which is unlikely, what's the big deal? And couldn't that just as well be a way of appealing to Sunbelt voters as Latinos?

34 posted on 09/22/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT by x
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To: immadashell

Actually, there’s nothing whatsoever wrong with NOT tanning! 300,000,000 redheads say “It’s a good thing”


35 posted on 09/22/2012 12:45:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Frank_2001; Kaslin; xrmusn

That ketchup’s for the ol’kielbasa!


36 posted on 09/22/2012 12:48:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin
Wasn't Al Gore orange in his first debate with George Bush?

-PJ

37 posted on 09/22/2012 12:48:47 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Alex Murphy
Wan no more, John Kerry has emerged with a tan so robust, so luscious that it has some wondering whether the hue originated in a bottle rather than the great outdoors.

"Look very pumpkin-fied to me, and hideous," noted one blogger at www.sunless.com, a Web site devoted to the fine art of tanning by chemical means.

...

Meanwhile, the Drudge Report proclaimed yesterday that the senator from Massachusetts had gone on “orange alert,” citing a Harvard Crimson report that noted, “College Dems who met Kerry were surprised by his tan skin and tall stature.”

...

“Kerry’s claims are as phony as the tan he sported on ‘Meet the Press’ last Sunday,” said Jonathan Grella, spokesman for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican.

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Senator Kerry enters a bronze age (orange tan)

*sigh* Memories ...

38 posted on 09/22/2012 12:53:04 PM PDT by x
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To: x
If it were lightning, why didn't it change the color of his hands?

I suspect it's the Massachusetts sun!



39 posted on 09/22/2012 12:53:12 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: justlurking

They are not journalists, they are simply part of the Obama campaign.Treat them as such.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 12:55:25 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole AmericaÂ’s promise!)
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To: Alex Murphy
Palms are always going to be whiter than other parts of the body. With the top of the hands it's harder to tell how light they are.

If it was a tan job, at least it was better than Kerry's, though I wouldn't advise following this strategy if Romney ever appears on BET.

41 posted on 09/22/2012 12:56:56 PM PDT by x
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To: PLMerite

O.M.G!


42 posted on 09/22/2012 12:58:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: llevrok
...at least Michael Jackson came "out" in the end.
"You could argue that his ever more pallid complexion made him the pithiest shorthand for pop’s history: in splendid contrast to Little Richard and Pat Boone, he was the first black singer to become his own lucrative white cover version." -- Mark Steyn

43 posted on 09/22/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: bmwcyle
Who did his makeup for the show?

Read the article.

44 posted on 09/22/2012 1:09:51 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: Kaslin

oh bull hockey. that is stupid


45 posted on 09/22/2012 1:16:34 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TLI

And then, the narrator said breathlessly, Goldilocks saw Barack Obama, and said, “He’s just right.”


46 posted on 09/22/2012 1:19:32 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Alex Murphy
DU has been in a full blown daytime drama over this.

They described it as a clueless Al Jolsonish attempt to hispander.

They've posted pics from earlier in the day to compare and contrast, close-ups, different angles...they're obsessing.

It looks like he stayed a little too long in a tanning bed (there is a distinct untanned area that a hat wouldn't explain.) It's the timing that seems to be an unfortunate coincidence.

47 posted on 09/22/2012 1:21:16 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Forget tanning beds; the geniuses over at DU spend way too much time with their heads in toaster ovens.


48 posted on 09/22/2012 1:39:09 PM PDT by MarineDad
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To: Kaslin

why don’t ya’ll listen to the video - and pass that along instead of even repeating this ‘face color’ deflecting.

Watching the video and the crowds reaction - no wonder the media is pushing this face color story - and EVERYONE who discusses it, pro or con - keeps the story going, aiding and abetting

so how about passing along the actual link to the video?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/mitt-romney-dyed-face-brown-fake-tan-univision_n_1900707.html


49 posted on 09/22/2012 1:48:18 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: savedbygrace
And then, the narrator said breathlessly, Goldilocks saw Barack Obama, and said, “He’s just right.”

ROTFL!

50 posted on 09/22/2012 1:54:46 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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