What, exactly, did he say to his fundraisers during that critical gap? Conservatives like Glenn Beck are already spying nefarious plots, saying the missing minutes show the tape might have been manipulated.
With a nod to Ana Marie Cox, here's my theory as to what Mr. Romney said during the two minute interval:
"OK, let's get to tonight's real agenda. Donors at tables one and two? You'll control the East Coast all the way to Key West. Tables six, seven and eight, the Rockies west to California. Mid level donors? You get the Great Lakes down to the Gulf. Table nine? You get the contract to build the Great Texas/Mexico Freedom Wall. Everyone be sure to sign the Confidentiality Pledge, which you'll find under your dessert plate. We can't have the media getting their greedy paws on the 47 percenter stuff I was talking about earlier--right?! I might as well give them my tax returns! Now, as I was saying...."
Now it's your turn. Give us your version of what Mitt Romney said during those two minutes and we'll post a sampling of your genius tomorrow. Enjoy!
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