Liberals have conspiracy theories, too

Mitt Romney and the case of the possible handkerchief

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 5, 2012 7:58PM (EDT)

This has been a banner week for conspiracy theorists, conservative and liberal alike.

The liberal foofaraw was over a mysterious white object that Romney had on him during the debate that may or may not have been a cheat sheet. It resembles the theory that George W. Bush was wearing a wire during his debate against John Kerry in 2004. The Romney campaign said it was just a handkerchief, and seeing as how he used it to wipe his face during the debate, the case is probably closed.

Or is it????

Judge for yourself:

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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