James Carter, President Carter’s grandson who originally snagged the audio, said on “Hardball” that the person who made the recording wasn’t one of the $50,000 donors eating dinner, but obviously wouldn’t give up the source.
It’s a little late now to worry about it, but over at Political Pro they go into whether the tapes were illegally obtained, something I certainly wondered once it was known how the audio saw the light of day.
The two audio recordings below comprise the full Mother Jones trove of Romney’s remarks. One thing that’s starting to get buzz comes just after 4:00 minutes. Mitt Romney begins talking about the Iran hostage crisis and President Jimmy Carter’s response, then makes a statement that would make Karl Rove proud.
“If something of that nature presents itself, I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity.” – Mitt Romney