“We were a little bit thrown because it was supposed to be a TV show, it wasn’t a rally. It was a little bit of disrespect for us.”
~Moderator Maria Salinas
Hugely embarrassing report from Buzzfeed here. A few days ago – Mitt Romney spoke to a Univison forum where he tried to convince Latinos that he truly was “a president for 100% of Americans”; we wrote about that HERE. Well … both Obama and Romney agreed on terms for this forum. Romney was to speak on the 20th and Obama was to speak on the 21st; each of them had their own sessions. 1/3 of the tickets for the forum were to go to the networks, 1/3 for the campaign and 1/3 for students at the University of Miami.
Well … as fate would have it – the Romney campaign couldn’t find enough Romney supporters on the University of Miami campus. Upon that revelation – they said that if they were not able to bus in Romney supporters then Romney was going to cancel on Univision. That’s a last minute change that Univision agreed to.
But in addition to that – Romney didn’t want to be interviewed for a full hour while President Obama agreed to give a full hour to speak to the Univision forum. Right before they announced Mitt Romney at the forum – the moderators said that Romney’s campaign would only allow for 35 minutes while the Obama campaign gave the full hour. Then they introduced Mitt Romney but he wouldn’t come out. Here you have a candidate behind the stage with a full audience unwilling to go onstage unless Univison’s moderators retaped the introduction. Think about how awkward that is.
Well – Buzzfeed has the riveting play by play and it’s a good read HERE:
While introducing Romney at the top of the broadcast, Salinas’s co-anchor, Jorge Ramos, noted that the Republican candidate had agreed to give the network 35 minutes, and that Obama had agreed to a full hour the next night. Ramos then invited the audience to welcome Romney to the stage — but the candidate didn’t materialize.
“It was a very awkward moment, believe me,” Salinas said.
Apparently, Romney took issue with the anchors beginning the broadcast that way, said Salinas, and he refused to go on stage until they re-taped the introduction. (One Republican present at the taping said Romney “threw a tantrum.”)
“Our president of news was talking to the Romney campaign and negotiating it,” Salinas said. “But at that point, you can’t really argue with that. The candidate is there, everyone is in their seats, the show must go on. There’s a limit to how much we can object to it.”
Mitt Romney likes to claim that he doesn’t apologize but he sure does whine about nearly everything. The guy is a constant whiner. When I hear him talking about people feeling a sense of entitlement – I think … this guy has some real chutzpah. He’s Mr. Entitlement. He actually has said on camera that he earned everything he got and that he wasn’t given anything; he claims to be a self made man. Well that explains why he looks down on everyone else. He has no idea just how good he had it. His dad bought his first house. He paid for college with stock that his father gave him. He received $1 million from his dad which he says he donated so he was really a self made man.
This guy is such a pansy. He has NO IDEA what Americans are going through in their daily lives. He gets more in tax breaks for his horse than the average person makes in a year. He has never been poor or even middle class. And the guy thinks he hit a homerun. Dude. You didn’t hit a homerun.
You can see the video of how it looked to the viewers – start around the 4:30 mark. Notice a few things when he walks out:
#1 – The fake smile after he just spent who knows how much time fuming about not going out there.
#2 – The fake tan that is just embarrassing. Spray tans do not look good. He claims he was sunburnt. OH YEAH – WHEN?
#3 – The members of the crowd who were bused in yelling “Romney, Romney, Romney” which was absolutely against the initial rules and was not just some overwhelming moment the supporters in the crowd felt; it was staged.
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