Hanky or Notes: Did Mitt Cheat?

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during his debate with US President Barack Obama at Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2012. After hundreds of campaign stops, $500 million in mostly negative ads and countless tit-for-tat attacks,  Obama and Romney go head-to-head in their debut debate.    AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A Romney spokeswoman says it was a handkerchief, but the Internet isn't buying it. A video circulated on Friday showing Romney pulling an item out of his pocket and putting it on the podium before his debate with Obama. The liberal blogosphere immediately suggested he had prepared notes, which is assumed to be against the debating rules. The Commission on Presidential Debates has not released debate rules for 2012, but in the past, the commission has said that "no props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by any candidate."

    Video shows him pulling an item out his pocket at debate.
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