Those are the questions being asked about a mysterious whisper heard during the Republican debate on Thursday.
“‘We had some audio issues and Gov. Romney’s mike wasn’t working momentarily. Simple as that,’ MSNBC VP for Communications Jeremy Gaines said in a one-line e-mail response to questions about overheard whisper. The response leaves some questions unanswered, such as, Whose voice did viewers hear, and why did MSNBC apparently scrub a reference to the Whisper from its Web site? RAW STORY has sent a follow up request for this information. Moderator Tim Russert asked Romney if he would ‘do what Ronald Reagan did in 1983’ to fix Social Security. Immediately after Russert’s question, someone can be heard whispering, ‘He raised taxes.’ It’s unclear whether Romney heard the voice, but he quickly answered, ‘I’m not going to raise taxes.’ Romney’s campaign has not respond to requests for comment.”