It's arguably the most criticized position in the nation and two are spending hundreds of millions trying to become the next President of the United States. And in the realm of politics there is enviably a camera or microphone around nonstop. Recently, Republican Nominee Mitt Romney was unknowingly taped saying 47% of American won't vote for him. So the question is, can politicians running on any level every lower their guard?
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says, "Especially in the Presidential election certainly you have to be on your guard. In the day of Twitter and Facebook and everyone has a camera and a video camera on their phone, you can say the wrong thing and it could be on the internet immediately and have 10,000 viewers."
Congressional Candidate Dan Lamb says, "And that's why it's so important to be authentic in this business, to be the same person when you're at home with your family as when you're on the street as when you're in front of a group of people, you've got to be the same person, you've gotta be real."
Others running for political office say the spotlight under a camera or on social media has no effect on them.
Assembly Candidate Daniel Carter says, "I'm unconscious of it because I've never been trapped in anything yet. So, I'm pretty comfortable in my own skin and no I really never think about it, maybe I should but the 101st Assembly seat is not quite the Presidential thing."
Tonight the Herkimer County Democratic Committee held their fall dinner with many hopeful candidates in attendance and one said he isn't afraid of a potential hidden camera.
Lamb added, "I don't feel like I'm hiding anything and if folks want to record my comments here tonight and put them on YouTube, more power to you. I want to get my message out and I want folks to see just how hard I'm willing to work for this region."