Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Other Lies Mitt Romney Perpetrated On Univision's Viewers
It turns out that Mitt and team Romney threatened to walk on the largest Spanish language television network if they didn't get to pack the audience with ringers.
The deal was this. Since both Romney and Obama were scheduled to speak at the same forum where tickets were divided between the network, the respective campaigns, and the University of Miami which hosted the events. In the beginning both campaigns initially agreed to keep the audience comprised mostly of students, in keeping with the events' education theme.
The problem arose after Romney's camp looked high and low for students that shared his conservative views on campus only to realize that there weren't any. This is when they told Univision and the university that if they weren't given an exemption to the students-only rule, they might have to "reschedule."
Both Univision and the University of Miami caved into the demands and Romney's team was allowed to bus in rowdy activists from around southern Florida in order to fill the extra seats at their town hall.
This resulted in Romney's studio audience greeting him adoringly, raucously and cheering his every word, as well as booing many of the moderators' questions.
Obama's campaign, meanwhile, stuck to the original parameters and allowed a large chunk of the tickets to be distributed to interested students on campus. The result was a sparse, quiet and well-behaved crowd.
Despite knowing the fraud they committed on the home viewers it didn't stop Alberto Martinez, a Florida-based Romney adviser, from boasting about how great Romney did.
"These forums are going to be watched by more Hispanics than watched the conventions," said Martinez,. "I think [Romney] did an amazing job, and I think it was pretty clear there wasn't the same excitement for President Obama."
Bragging even though you know the fix was in... Classy.
The lies didn't stop there.
When Jorge Ramos opened the top of the broadcast he stated that the Republican candidate had agreed to give the network 35 minutes, and that Obama had agreed to a full hour the next night. Then Ramos then invited Romney to the stage but Mitt refused to come out and begin the interview!
Apparently, Romney took issue with the anchor beginning the broadcast by revealing the time each candidate had allotted the network to interview them and he refused to go on stage until they re-taped the introduction. One Republican present at the taping said Romney "threw a tantrum."
Can anyone imagine what Fox News would do to Obama if they got wind that he had pulled a stunt like this…. Granted they couldn't slam him on the whole spray tan thing since… Ahh well, you get the idea.