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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney might have avoided the leaking of his disastrous “47%” speech during last year’s election if he had followed the example of former president Bill Clinton and been nicer to the staff, it was said Wednesday.

Barman Scott Prouty who secretly filmed Mr. Romney’s speech at a fund-raising event in Florida last May said he took his camera in the hope of snatching a quick photograph with the potential future US president.

But Mr. Romney – unlike Bill Clinton, who at a previous dinner had taken the trouble to go backstage to thank the chefs, pose for photographs and sign autographs with waiters and bar staff – was too busy to stop and departed without making a courtesy call.

The unnamed employee for a catering company had placed his camera on the bar and recorded the now-infamous speech that arguably did more to determine Mr. Romney’s electoral…

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