Twitter is not Romney's friend. An article at BuzzFeed that may have gone noticed by most people is now trending on Twitter. The article How Romney Packed The Univision Forum details how Romney strong-armed the folks at Univision to help him look better to the audience.
When the Republican took his place Wednesday night in the first of two back-to-back candidate forums televised on the mega-network, he was greeted by an adoring, raucous crowd that cheered his every word, and booed many of the moderators' questions. The next night, President Obama was treated to stone cold silence from the audience as he was aggressively grilled on his lackluster immigration record.(more after the orange cobras doing 69)
The article says that the Romney and Obama campaigns agreed the audience would comprised mainly students, but that Romney was having trouble finding enough student supporters, so, at the last minute, they bused in supporters.
But after exhausting the few conservative groups on campus, the Romney camp realized there weren't enough sympathetic students to fill the stands on their night — so they told the network and university that if they weren't given an exemption to the students-only rule, they might have to "reschedule."The Obama campaign stuck to the previously agreed upon rules and distributed all of their tickets to students. There were some no-shows, so they then filled the empty seats with campaign staff and volunteers.
In any case, 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.
Salinas said both candidates ultimately had partisan crowds at their forums, but that Romney's non-student activists ignored instructions to hold their applause.The drama did not stop there.
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.Emphasis mine.
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.")
Yep, apparently Romney did not like that Ramos mentioned a basic fact about how long the candidates would be there, so he threw a tantrum like a 2-year-old. Excuse me, an entitled 2-year-old.
The article did also address Romney's apparent brown-face.
"He used the same makeup person I use, and we asked her if he requested darker makeup," Salinas said. "She said, 'No he didn't request anything.' Apparently, he was just a little sunburned."