The first reports I read on this were that Romney was graciously adding Ryan name into the chant of his name. Later the below video surfaced alleging that the crowd was chanting Ryan and Romney was desperately trying to get the crowd to change their chant to insert his name. God bless the Internet because I found where I read it first:
RT @gingergibson: Romney gets on stage and the crowd chanting ‘Romney, Romney’ and so Romney starts a “Romney/Ryan, Romney/Ryan” chant.
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) September 25, 2012
Ginger Gibson, originator of the tweet, is National political reporter at POLITICO covering the 2012 election on the trail with Mitt Romney.
Felicia Sonmez, who re-tweeted it, is Political reporter for The Washington Post.
Update: Adding to the list of reporters confirming the chant was “Romney, Romney, Romney” is Kasie Hunt of the Associated Press:
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) September 28, 2012
Mckay Coppins picks up on the controversy and writes the following:
BuzzFeed was present at the event, and took note that the crowd was actually chanting Romney’s name, before he encouraged them to add his running mate to the chant.
Coppins also identifies the New York Times write-up of the event confirming the above events and not the doctored video version:
After Mr. Ryan whooped up the crowd in Vandalia on Tuesday, Mr. Romney moved to the front of the stage. As the crowd began chanting “Romney! Romney!” he cut them off.“Wait a second,” Mr. Romney said, instructing the audience to cheer for “Romney-Ryan! Romney-Ryan!” They did.
Here is the doctored video, MSNBC giving it full airing complete with Fredo Scarborough in full defeatist crouch:
Remember the talking heads on TV are not independent people who vote Democrat, they are open advocates for one candidate.