According to Univision, during his “town hall” interview, not only did the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential footnote Willard Mitt Romney’s campaign pack the hall with non-students because they couldn’t find enough supporters on campus, but when the anchor gave an introduction Mitt didn’t like, he refused to go on until they re-taped it; his performance was called by a fellow Republican present as a “temper tantrum”.
“That wouldn’t be the last demand from the campaign: Romney himself almost pulled the plug on the whole thing minutes before the broadcast”, Univision host Maria Elena Salinas said.
During Romney’s introduction by Salinas’ co-host Jorge Ramos, Mitt had his fit when Ramos said the GOTP candidate agreed to give the network 35 minutes, and that Obama had agreed to a full hour the next night. Reportedly Ramos then invited the audience to welcome Romney to the stage — but Willard refused to go on stage.
“It was a very awkward moment, believe me,” Salinas said.
Making last minute “demands” ensuring his “success”, including threatening to “reschedule” if he wasn’t allowed an exemption to the student only rule and then packing the forum with rowdy, bused-in supporters who ignored the rules not to applaud. Afterwards the Romney campaign crowed about how the Hispanic forum was more “excited” for Mitt than for Obama, but unlike Willard’s supporters the President’s crowd didn’t ignore the rules.
The Univision hosts were reportedly not very happy by the multiple manipulations nor by the disrespect shown by the bused-in Romney crowd, who repeatedly booed questions while cheering the candidate as if the forum were a rally.
So, Romney tries to manipulate the “town hall”, throws a “tantrum” when he doesn’t like the intro and then goes on stage with his face painted “orange” so he can appear more – oh, I don’t know, “colorful”? Romney’s a fraud. That’s all. He’s a fraud.