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Buzzfeed: Romney's Tantrum at Univision
. . . according to Maria Elena Salinas, one of the Univision anchors who moderated the forums....
. . . 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.
. . . 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 quiet, well-behaved crowd — and a lot of no-shows. Minutes before Obama's forum was to begin, producers began frantically directing university staff and volunteers to sit in the empty seats.
. . . Romney's non-student activists ignored instructions to hold their applause.
. . . 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.")
Fake Enthusiasm. Please read How Romney Packed The Univision Forum buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/h… via @buzzfeed
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) September 22, 2012
SOURCE: "Crazy brown-skinned" man seen throwing tantrum backstage at Univision forum now identified as Mitt Romney wonkette.com/484909/gop-sou…
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) September 22, 2012
Fascinating behind the scenes look at Romney busing in activists for Univision town hall buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/h…
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 22, 2012
Romney Univision tantrum part of pattern, including 1981 arrest for disorderly conduct dailykos.com/story/2012/09/… via @dailykos
— BWD (@theonlyadult) September 22, 2012
Univision needs to stop and realize how lucky it is to have someone of Mitt Romney's qualifications throw a tantrum in its studio.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBIogger) September 22, 2012
Richie Rich throwsa fit! bit.ly/SiN8CZ
— Midge Hough (@chi910) September 23, 2012
This should be mute testimony to why we don't need Mitt Romney running the country!dailykos.com/story/2012/09/… via @dailykos
— Syntara Sarych (@SyntaraSarych) September 23, 2012
Q: Why didn't Univision show an empty chair and explain why? MT @jrubinbiogger Univision lucky to have Romney throw tantrum in its studio.
— Michael Hiltzik (@latimeshiltzik) September 23, 2012
Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney immediately after the #Univision event: "I said rogue not rouge!"#Latino
— justamexican (@justamexican) September 23, 2012
The real reason Romney did so well at the Univision forum: bzfd.it/PK8yp0 via @buzzfeed
— Slate (@Slate) September 22, 2012
Mitt Romney spray tans to try & win Latino vote. YOU COULD NOT INVENT THIS GUY IN A SITCOM: jezebel.com/5945024/did-mi…
— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) September 21, 2012
Romney used so much self-tanner when he appeared on Univision yesterday that Jan Brewer had his motorcade pulled over to check their papers.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) September 21, 2012
MT: Romney threatened to cancel Univision forum if organizers didn’t allow him to bus in supporters thkpr.gs/OPX15f” & none were Latino
— James Morales (@JamesAMorales) September 23, 2012
Mitt Romney couldn't get enough students to pack the seats for his Univision appearance, so he brought in non-students: buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/h…
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) September 23, 2012