I hadn’t heard about the Spratt campaign deciding to opt out of any recording devices for the debate with Mick Mulvaney in Lake Wylie, SC until the day before the event. His campaign cited the “out of context” remarks of one Shirley Sherrod as the reasoning behind this shut-out, but I suspect that Mr. Spratt learned from his OWN experiences being the background laugther on someone else’s filmed remarks.
Immediately I was incensed that he would close the doors on a way to keep a record for people not in attendance to view the candidates thoughts and make a decision. It became my determination to attend and, damn the “rules”, record the Hell out of this debate. I tested the sound quality if I recorded from my pocket, contacted an attorney to see what the Spratt campaign could do to me if I posted the audio everywhere under the sun & got my affairs in order…ok, not that last one. The point is, I was ready and willing to go all out to pull some audio from this debate.
Unfortunately, this was not to be.