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I blow hot and cold on Ed Scultz. But tonight's show was amazing, not because of Ed but because of Scott Prouty. If you saw it he was like us.
He is 38 years old, a college graduate, working as a bartendender, living pay check to paycheck. He took a camera to work, pushed a button and knew what to do with it once he had. Not only did he he know, he knew he had to, come what may.
Its a remarkable story gone unremarked here.
I for one hope Scott Prouty gets the chance to pursue his life dream of going to law school.
But I first just want to say thank you.
NEW YORK -- The man who changed the 2012 election is named Scott Prouty. The 38-year-old bartender at the Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser that doomed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign came forward Wednesday in an interview with MSNBC's Ed Schultz.
Prouty, a Midwest native, took his Canon camera to the fundraiser, thinking Romney might pose for photos with the event staff. Instead, he captured Romney speaking about "the 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."
The bartender said in a series of embargoed phone and in-person interviews with The Huffington Post that he decided to make the video public and posted clips online, hoping they would go viral.
Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 6:45 AM PT: PS. When I wrote this diary last night the interview (an hour long show) had conluded at least 20 minutes prior and I came here to see how people were reacting to it. I was stunned to find that the story and subject had recieved little notice, was nowhere to be seen on the rec list and I just thought that was wrong.