Floridian claims he likes Newt, but paid to campaign for Romney [VIDEO]

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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At least one Florida resident may support Newt Gingrich, but says the cash is with Mitt Romney’s campaign.

A video circulating on the Internet shows a Florida man with Romney campaign literature at an early voting location in Miami claiming he’s there to support Romney’s bid for president solely because he’s being paid and not because he likes the candidate.

“All of us are being paid,” the man wearing a Romney shirt and holding campaign literature says in the video.


The Floridian says in the video that despite showing his support for Romney at the poll, he actually supports former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for president.

“What I like is Gingrich,” he said. Romney, he added, is “too moderate.”

Twenty-four-year-old Christopher Delamo, an admitted supporter of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, told The Daily Caller in an interview on Thursday that he produced the video.

“It was almost too good to be true actually,” he said.

Delamo, who runs the blog Red Pill Philosophy, said he decided to produce the video after hearing from a friend that his mom had been asked to wear a Romney shirt in support of the candidate at the poll in return for $80.

The freelance writer said the people in Romney shirts didn’t actually appear to be doing much campaigning. “They just seemed to be standing around,” he said.

A Romney spokesman didn’t return a request for comment on Thursday from The Daily Caller when asked about the video.

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