October surprise: Drudge teasing potentially gamechanging video to be released tonight; Update: “Obama’s other race speech”; Update: Is this the vid? Update: Transcript added

posted at 5:26 pm on October 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

It’s the talk of Twitter and of our comment threads, so here’s a dedicated post to let your imaginations run wild.

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/statuses/253208624489459713

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/statuses/253223344441270272

Bad for Romney or bad for Obama? Ace is in eeyore mode as a defense mechanism to prepare his brain and heart in case it’s bad for Mitt, but that would be a surprise given how pro-Romney the Drudge Report has been during the campaign. (“No one has displaced [Romney campaign manager] Matt Rhoades in the Republican firmament as the go-to Drudge guy,” said one top GOP operative last year.) On his site, Drudge says the video was recorded six years ago, which means it can’t be the long-sought Khalidi tape. That was recorded in 2003. It can’t be the Michelle Obama “whitey”/”why’d he” tape either, which was allegedly recorded in 2004. This is likely something new.

Can’t wait to find out which campaign pulled the pin and tossed this grenade by feeding oppo to the media the night before the debate. Excitement! While we wait, here’s Paul Ryan converting a turnover by America’s sexiest grandpa into one of the easiest lay-ups in political history.

Update: Tomorrow’s debate should be a humdinger:

One thing to bear in mind per Drudge’s mention that the tape is six years old: Obama was already two years into his Senate term at the time and well along in thinking about running for president. A guy in that position normally isn’t given to saying Drudge-worthy things about race publicly, so I’m assuming the tape must have been made in a semi-private setting — at a fundraiser, say, a la Romney’s “47 percent” comments. I wonder if Hillary’s camp knew about it all along in 2007-08 but sat on it because it was too politically explosive or if this will be news to them too.

Update: It’ll air on Hannity’s show. The teaser on his site: “It’s a bombshell video that you will only see tonight on ‘Hannity,’ and it’s one that could dramatically impact the race for the White House”.

Update: Haven’t had a chance to watch yet, but a reader notes that this video from 2007 looks a lot like the screencap that Drudge just posted. Drudge is also now teasing, though, that the Daily Caller will have an “unscrubbed” version of the video. Tucker Carlson says on Twitter that it’ll be up on the DC at 9 p.m.

Update: A reporter on Twitter points to this Roland Martin piece for CNN in 2007 noting that the Hampton speech drew fire from some on the right at the time, mainly for O’s references to “quiet riots” as a way of describing economic despair among minorities. Martin downplays it, but he’s an O supporter. Let’s see what the DC has.

Update: Here’s the transcript — as prepared for delivery — of O’s 2007 speech at Hampton. Still not positive if this is the speech Drudge has in mind, but the screencap does match up.

Update: A friend e-mails to point out that some of the bits quoted on Drudge are *not* in the transcript. Right — it’s only the remarks as prepared for delivery. To find out how O ad-libbed, we’ll have to wait for Hannity and the DC.

Update: More from Drudge:

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/253276183570030592


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Hell, this is better than All My Children.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

cripe…eeyore flag on alert mode

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Is there any nudity?

Blake on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I just found it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Let’s have a guessing game,
and the winner gets a dinner with Mr Allah :O

burrata on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

DOOM

El_Terrible on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Since Drudge says the video is six years old – and we all know that OBOZO didn’t exist six years ago – it must be another slime piece against Romney.

TeaPartyNation on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Hannity apparently claimed to have possession of it earlier.

amerpundit on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

“Campaign drama”. He didn’t say “Bombshell”

It’s going to be a nothing burger.

WisRich on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Well I hope it isn’t something that will hurt Mitt/Paul. bho/team will find anything they can, no matter how tiny to slam them!
L

letget on October 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

lol

just had to click on it…thank you Dr C

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Vice President Gephardt

Apologetic California on October 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

OMG, the *tsuris* can not handle….

libfreeordie on October 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Is there a comet tonight that we can all follow to heaven?

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

it can’t be the long-sought Khalidi tape. That was recorded in 2003.

Mitt needs to offer a complimentary car elevator to the first LAT reporter who breaks into the vault and sneaks out with that bad boy.

Kataklysmic on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Great Tease Allah! I’ll push it to the Twitter world!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I bet It’s something Michelle Obama said on tape.

Come on. Let’s roll.

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

That Paul Ryan lad has some natural talent, I’ll tell ya what…

JohnGalt23 on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Hannity just said it was a tape of “then-Senator Obama”

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Meh.

Old Fritz on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Paul Ryan’s First Rule of Holes. A real shovel-ready project for Romney/Ryan !!!

The closest toss-up in this election: who is Mitt Romney’s best running mate–Paul Ryan or Joe Biden? They both seem to be helping Romney!

Steve Z on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

i smell nothing burger. Unless its a tape of Romney actually sounding very Conservative again.

rob verdi on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

If there is “internal debate at news network” about airing the tape tonight, it has to be because it’s damaging to Romney.

If the tape was damaging to Obama, there’d be no debate. It would not be released at all. Not by any news network (a/k/a MSM); they’d hide it and deny its existence.

AZCoyote on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Kunta Kinte · Kunta Kinte

A new shoe is about to drop on Romney….worse than the 47% video.

We have a scandal on our hands…..

Del Dolemonte on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Has to be an Obama tape. Drudge says news media torn about airing it or not. If it was a Romney tape it would be on air.

LurkerDood on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I don’t see how any tape of Obama saying anything will negatively impact him. The MSM will bury it, laugh it off or say it was taken out of context and most voters will believe it. Which is why I fear it’s something around Mitt…

nextgen_repub on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The Ryan video is superb!

Stop digging, Obama/Biden. Get out of the way, you inept hoaxsters. You must be laughed out of town, ridiculed, so that such charlatanry doesn’t get repeated.

Drudge is the man! Ann Coulter is his buddy and it shows.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

They should have leaked it to Drudge. He plays it, the networks have no choice but to cover it…

JohnGalt23 on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I am reading from another site that the video is about Obama according to Sean Hannity and he also said that is going to change the elections… He will air it at 9:00 PM. He said that the Daily Caller is the one who came up with this video…

mnjg on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Will they serve dinner?

itsspideyman on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Ace has a new post up and he seems to be coming back from the ledge as more info comes out such as the network was Fox and Hannity said the Daily Caller has it and Drudge just updated his headline with the siren.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Hannity just said it was a tape of “then-Senator Obama”

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Ohhhhh Yeah.. Tigah Tigah…..Womp Womp…

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

If he calls me a cracker he better offer up some cheese.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

the lsm will cry foul if this is about then senator obama…why is this coming out now after 6 years yada, yada, yada…cries of racism from msdnc

nevermind the 20 year old DUI they gleefully reported about W

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

What could he have from six years ago that’s a racial problem for both of them?

BettyRuth on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Early voting in the swing states will bring forth very early October surprises.

I’m thinking bad for 0bama, very bad. His actions all say “I hate old whitey” his mouth lies. Also muslims might get special victim status see taqiyya on both topics.

jukin3 on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

32.96 seconds to load all of the javascript crap here. Ed and Allah – you think 33 seconds is in anyway tolerable? Back off on the crap. It’s un-enjoyable. It get’s in the way. And frankly, few if any people click the add link crap on the side. Charge 5$ a month if you have to, but cut the crap. This isn’t 1994.

oldroy on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

ignite accusations of racism — in both directions!

Drudge is a news guy. A wordsmith of sorts. Phraseology is critical to his craft.

He doesn’t say “on both sides” but “in both directions”.

Is this something?

WisRich on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I just found it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

That was cruel, I’ll have that song rattling around in my head for the rest of day!

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Yawn… nobody will care and it will change nothing. And Hannity is a drama queen…

davek70 on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Same as MississippiMom – I heard Hannity today say he was releasing a video at 9pm Est about Obama. If it was Romney it would be out by now.

hlddragu on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

nextgen_repub on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

ergo my eeryore flag on alert

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Well regarding the Drudge line “…racism on both sides.”

It’s gotta be negative for Obama about race because Obama lovers would cry racism against anybody criticizing O for whatever reason.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I don’t see how any tape of Obama saying anything will negatively impact him. The MSM will bury it, laugh it off or say it was taken out of context and most voters will believe it. Which is why I fear it’s something around Mitt…

nextgen_repub on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Many on our side are way underestimating the power of the new media and the conservative media… If everyone get their news from the MSM then democrats would win every elections…

mnjg on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

It’s Obama in white face clinging to a gun and a bible

Minnfidel on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Nothing changes the game. No more game changing teases!!!!

earlgrey133 on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions!

My slave ancestors and slave-owner ancestors are first in line at the “offense window”!

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Drudge titles it “Obama’s Other Race Speech”

JohnGalt23 on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Obama wearing one of Michelle’s dresses while singing out, “I feel as pretty as a white girl going to church while clinging to my gun!”

albill on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I bet Obama sounds very “Malcolm X” in this speech.

Come on Barry. Let the racist side out.

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

FOX NEWS: OBAMA’S OTHER RACE SPEECH

ReaganWasRight on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Yawn… nobody will care and it will change nothing. And Hannity is a drama queen…

davek70 on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

The fact that hannity has it does diminish it quite a bit.

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions!

It must really be beyond the pale if it might cause Team Barry to cry racism. Everyone knows that’s the last card they ever want to play. /

Kataklysmic on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Hannity just said it was a tape of “then-Senator Obama”

Hmm…maybe a video of a in-home fundraiser that shows some very shaddy partners? Obama laughing with Rev Wright about how horrible our country is? Obama goofing around about how we deserved 9/11?

nextgen_repub on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

It’ll be on FoxNews. Counting down….

CarolynM on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Yawn… nobody will care and it will change nothing. And Hannity is a drama queen…

davek70 on October 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Agreed. Hannity tends to exaggerate these things and even if it *was* a game-changer, no other network will cover it.

Caiwyn on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Drudge site just updated. Now says FOXNEWS tonight: Obama’s other race speech.

I guess the drama doesn’t involve Mitt

HarryBackside on October 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

from Drudge with Sirens:

FOXNEWS TONIGHT: OBAMA’S OTHER RACE SPEECH

WisRich on October 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

If there is “internal debate at news network” about airing the tape tonight, it has to be because it’s damaging to Romney.

If the tape was damaging to Obama, there’d be no debate. It would not be released at all. Not by any news network (a/k/a MSM); they’d hide it and deny its existence.

AZCoyote on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Has to be an Obama tape. Drudge says news media torn about airing it or not. If it was a Romney tape it would be on air.

LurkerDood on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

We’ll find out soon enough! :-)

Doomberg on October 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

cries of racism from the lsm in 5…4….3…..

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Drudge Siren! Fox News tonight tape about Obama.

reddevil on October 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM

In 2007 Obama was formulating a very long-shot run for the Democratic nomination — could be highly explosive views from Obama about Hillary and/or Bill Clinton.

Civil war on the Left would be fine w me.

matthew8787 on October 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

This better be substantive or it’s going to backfire.

Kataklysmic on October 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

From what I’ve gathered, (from listening to Hannity) this is a tape we have already seen, but the media edited it to be favorable to Obama and the full tape is being shown tonight.

It is about race.

What surfaced with regards to Obama/race during election of 2008?

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

libfreeordie on October 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

oy – take an aspirin, why don’t you..? ;-)

affenhauer on October 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

the siren is up. LOL!!!

sbvft contributor on October 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

In all actuality, they are being buried by payments to the welfare state between 15.2%13.2% to 25%23% or more. Maybe they could have afforded that in good times, barely, but in bad times, people need all of their money.

astonerii on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

FOXNEWS TONIGHT: OBAMA’S OTHER RACE SPEECH

dont taze me bro on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Obama: “Come on, don’t we have anyone we could Bomb in the next 10 minutes to push this out of the news? Guam? Nobody hates Guam! Find Bin Laden’s body. Get it over here pronto!”

portlandon on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

no other network will cover it.

Caiwyn on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

they’ll cover it as a racist attack against dear leader….you can imagine the spittle from tingles..

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

oldroy on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Firefox with adblock plus. It’s free.

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

It might be Obama making disparaging remarks about black voters. You know how he thinks he’s smarter than everyone else.

BettyRuth on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Barry and Michelle plotting the future school lunch menu?

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

The fact that hannity has it does diminish it quite a bit.

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Exactly.. how many times in 2008 and the last 4 years has Hannity teased something that will “change everything”? And it’s changed nothing, b/c non-politicos are stupid low info voters. Plus, as with Wright 4 years ago, the MSM will bury and spin it.

Nothing to see here… move along.

davek70 on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Obama eats racism for breakfast, rendering us post racial.

Also, he eats dogs

Slade73 on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

FOXNEWS TONIGHT: OBAMA’S OTHER RACE SPEECH

matthew8787 on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Kataklysmic on October 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

exactamundo

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

In 2007 Obama was formulating a very long-shot run for the Democratic nomination — could be highly explosive views from Obama about Hillary and/or Bill Clinton.

Civil war on the Left would be fine w me.

matthew8787 on October 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Oh my. I’m not getting my hopes up but that would indeed be a game changer.

Kataklysmic on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

don’t quite get that drudge is teasing a hannity vid.

the ‘both directions’ makes sense. Hannity shows barry at the altar of Wright’s church preaching about white man’s greed…and the left/media claiming that hannity is a racist, and demanding that mitt denounce hannity tomorrow night.

r keller on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

updated w/ sirens: “Obama’s other race speech”

rndmusrnm on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Since I can’t stomach watching fox news’ LGBTQ&F d-cRAT schlep smith – I’ll have to catch the details on the web.

TeaPartyNation on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Breitbart was supposed to be holding on to explosive stuff…

obladioblada on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Drudge siren going

FOXNEWS TONIGHT: OBAMA’S OTHER RACE SPEECH

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

and we all know that OBOZO didn’t exist six years ago – it must be another slime piece against Romney.

TeaPartyNation on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Actually, he was in the Senate voting present…

ladyingray on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

RutRoh. Siren time on Drudge.
heeeheeeheeeee…feel the burn.

hoosiermama on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Hannity’s got it. Says it’s from 2007 and you must see it before you vote in this year’s election.

stukinIL4now on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I think Obama can be video tapped of him burning a flag and calling for death to Whitey and 95% of would still vote for him. However, it would cost him the election.

But my expections are low.

Oil Can on October 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I am reading from another site that the video is about Obama according to Sean Hannity and he also said that is going to change the elections… He will air it at 9:00 PM. He said that the Daily Caller is the one who came up with this video…
mnjg on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Sounds plausible. The only thing – Hannity is usually so full of himself that what he may tout as a “game-changer” may just as likely be a “big yawner” filler for his show. So, expect nothing and you’ll be pleased if it is something really good.

whatcat on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

Drudge

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

Guess master of your domain ends at day 28 :(

lorien1973 on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

It’s from Obama. Drudge says it’s him and Hannity keeps plugging the fact that he gets to air the video tonight on his show. Eeyore mode not required.

Eschelon on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I am reading from another site that the video is about Obama according to Sean Hannity and he also said that is going to change the elections… He will air it at 9:00 PM. He said that the Daily Caller is the one who came up with this video…

mnjg on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

daily caller has been pretty darn good at digging up stuff this election cycle, they did a great job with F&F too. am not holding my breath though, the dim and the low info voters are so retarded and imbecilic, that even if obama gets out there and call them all whiteys, racist, dumb, whatever, they will still vote for him….

jimver on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

heh

dont taze me bro on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

why doesn’t he just come out and admit it? he hates whitey. one only has to read his books. its the reason he married Meeshell. its the reason he went to trinity united. obvious to a 4th grader.

sbvft contributor on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

It features Obama and is aired by FNC. Of course it will be damaging to Obama.

I think Drudge’s “Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions!” line is just a clever ploy to draw more attention to it.

Norwegian on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I have seen the WH response to whatever this tape may illuminate:

“The Presidents position on [INSERT TOPIC HERE] has been evolving. His earlier statements do not reflect the current policies of this administration and is evidenced by the [INSERT OBSCURE LEGISLATIVE EFFORT HERE] Act”

BobMbx on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS…

DRUDGE

donkichi on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Good news is even if Fox won’t air, Daily Caller can just put it on their website.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

This is the most fun I’ve had this whole election season!!!!!!

(I just know I’m going to be disappointed once it’s revealed.)

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM

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