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BIG EXCLUSIVE: Ed interviews the man who revealed the real Mitt Romney

BIG EXCLUSIVE: The man who changed political history by secretly recording Mitt Romney's 47-percent remarks will be interviewed on "The Ed Show" Wednesday at 8p & 11pET.
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BIG EXCLUSIVE: The man who changed political history by secretly recording Mitt Romney's 47-percent remarks will be interviewed on "The Ed Show" Wednesday at 8p & 11pET.

Mitt Romney is back in the public eye.

The former presidential candidate celebrated his 66th birthday Tuesday and he’s speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) later in the week.

But no matter what Romney does for the rest of his public life, he will probably always be remembered for the 47% video secretly shot at a fundraising dinner in May 2012.

At this dinner, Romney said what he really thinks about 47% of Americans: they believe they are victims and they depend on the government. He also said it’s not his job to worry about these people:

“There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement. The government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean the president starts off with 48, 49…he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. So he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. … My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5–10% in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not.”

If Romney had his way, no one would have heard these comments. But thanks to one man, the world saw the real Mitt Romney. One man recorded a video that changed the course of the election. One man, who Ed had the chance to talk with Tuesday.

“How big a decision was it for you to release the tape and to go through all of this,” Ed asked.

“It was tough,” the man who shot the 47% video responded. “And I debated for a little while, but in the end I really felt it had to be put out. I felt I owed it to the people who couldn’t afford to be there themselves to hear what he really thought.”

He went on to say:

“I simply wanted [Romney's] words to go out. And everybody could make a judgement based on his words and his words alone. The guy was running for the presidency and these were his core beliefs. And I think everybody can judge whether that’s appropriate or not or whether they believe the same way he does. I felt an obligation to expose the things he was saying.”

“Has there been any time where you feared for your life?” Ed asked.

“I was up against the most powerful, the richest people in the country and the stakes were pretty high and you never know what could happen,” said the man who shot the 47% video. “There’s nuts out there. You just don’t know. I’ve certainly had threats.”

This is the man who shot the secret fundraiser video of  Romney. It’s the first time his voice is being heard in a public setting.

Wednesday night, EXCLUSIVELY on “The Ed Show,” you’ll see his face. He will tell you his name. He will explain the full story of the 47% video.

Wednesday night, you will meet the man who changed political history.