Secret Footage of Romney Was Filmed at Estate of Sex Party-Throwing Hedge Fund Manager

You know that really damaging hidden camera footage of Mitt Romney that's making the rounds today?

Mother Jones' David Corn has revealed that the tapes come from a fundraiser held at the estate of hedge fund manager Mark Leder in Boca Raton.

And while this particular fundraiser may not have been debaucherous, Leder is notorious for his Caligula-esque parties. From the New York Post's description of his "wild end-of-the-summer bash":

At the Bridgehampton home that Leder rented for a whopping $500,000 a month, guests cavorted nude in a pool and performed sex acts, while scantily clad Russian women danced on platforms. Dancers at the party also twirled flaming torches to booming beats.

So to review, people who want housing, food, and healthcare: entitled freeloaders. People who want to get HJs in the pool while they watch semi-nude Russian dancers: campaign supporters.

The fundraiser at Leder's estate was a $50,000-a-plate dinner. And Romney's remarks — heavily derided today — were well received, according to campaign chairwoman Bonnie Re.

He really ad libbed a lot. He's loosening up so much more each time I see him.

Dismissing half the country? Probably too loose.

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