Meet Scott Prouty: Five Things We Learned About the "47 Percent" Cameraman
|Prouty had secrets to spill.|
And he's from South Florida.
YES. Tally a much-needed score for America's most-maligned state.
Last night, Prouty, a blond bartender -- who looks like he should be ensconced in a cubicle somewhere selling insurance -- went on The Ed Show on MSNBC to spill his trove of secrets.
Here's a sampling, from the man who caught everything at Romney's Boca Raton gathering.
5. Scott Prouty Didn't Plan to Take Down Mitt Romney
"I really had no idea he would say what he did, and I had no idea it was going to be this big thing," Prouty proclaimed. He said he'd only brought his camera along with him because he thought that, perhaps, Mitt Romney would spend some time with the service staff and he didn't want to miss a thing.
He remembered that Bill Clinton had done that at a similar event he'd covered and assumed Romney would follow suit.
4. Scott Prouty Doesn't Know Much About Political Fundraising
This was rather endearing, actually. But Scott Prouty took great umbrage with the fact that a plate of food at the exclusive party cost $50,000.
"I grew up in a blue color area of Boston and no one I know can afford $50,000 for dinner," Prouty said. "There's just no way. I felt like whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent there's a lot of people who can't afford to pay $50,000 for dinner."
This is all true. But that's not exactly how presidential politics works. Both Romney and Obama (as did Clinton and Reagan) held opulent dinners across the nation to -- gasp! -- make lots more money. If you don't, you don't become president.