President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each spent an hour on the Spanish-language Univision television network taking questions from hosts Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas this week. Most of the news came out of the President’s interview in which he was pressed on the security failures in Libya as well as questions about the economy and immigration reform.

Here are links to the English-language version of each interview:

Full Video: Univision Meet the candidates with Barack Obama

Full Video: Univision Meet the candidates with Mitt Romney

Very interesting to watch the President when pressed on some of these issues. He does not have very good answers when asked directly on the economy or the situation in the Middle East. I imagine that based on this short run, his answers for the upcoming debates will be sharpened in some respects to come off more decisively.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Obama had nothing to win, Romney had nothing to lose.

    First, of course, Barry could hardly expect to get even one more Hispanic vote, so it was a no-win situation. Second, he has a track record to defend. If you can’t find something to criticize in 3-1/2 years, you’re not trying.

    Willard was, what, a liberal governor of a liberal State. That’s his experience?

    • I would never vote for Obama. There’s a saying, “you choose your friends by the friends they keep” Ayers, Soros, Rev Wright!, Putin, Letterman, Hollywood, Rahm, Chicago thugs, Corizine, Muslin extremist, apologizing, Clinton and Monica, Black Panthers, Acorn, Occupy protesters and spend spend spend. Print more money and redistribute wealth. Biden could be our next President. does nothing but campaigns, golf and parties. Will not work with anyone who does not agree with him and is arrogant. King Obama.
      Now, let’s see, Romney, um, Olympics, Gov. Of Massachusetts, friend of Netinyahu, trying to make our deficit less. Ryan could be the next President. Create jobs. Talks to foreign leaders, protects Israel. More jobs and less in China. More independence from foreign energy.
      I vote for um, ROMENY.
      I pick Romney.

  2. Hands down, Romney won. If he doesn’t win in November, we are all doomed. Obama avoided directly answering almost everything that was asked of him. And it is under Obama that our unemployment has stagnated, gas has spiked, and so has the number of Americans on food stamps. Obama MUST not have ANY more years as President!

  3. My biggest fear in all of this is that Obama’s lies win over the voters who don’t think for themselves, who are mesmerized by how he talks (like crowds were mesmerized by Hitler). The second greatest fear is that Obama will find an actual way to “cheat” his way into winning the votes-either by dead people voting, or having voters scared away from the polls by thugs as happened at a few places the last elections. It’s incredible that Obama is anywhere near Romney in the polls, given all the mistakes and outright lies Obama has done!

    • And the worst may yet come to pass if Obama finds himself up against the ropes so bad he may get knocked into the crowd will be an executive order to forgive all college student government loans. (That will just about give him another 4 years to finish destroying America) If that dosen’t work, he’ll fake his own assassination and create a huge Black and White rift that will give him the power to declare martial law and postpone the election and become the Dictator he was born to be. We need to save America from the clutches of Communism that is about to change America forever.

  4. Of all the money in the Republican Party, it is odd that a more desirable candidate that is not arrogant while insecure, pompous and prejudced and religious but not Christian,for the RNC’s presidential nomination is no more than “Mr. Mitt.” Which goes to show one that few are capable at everything. Being a vulture capitaist does not ne4cessarily translate into ‘capable of being a human being–and leader.’ From imitating a public law officer, to leading a blind man into a door, to assualting and cutting off the hair of a fellow student, Romney can clothe his ‘meaness behind devotion to family, money and religion,’ but under pressure the chameleon reveals his nature to contantly change leaving one to wonder if he has a ‘real’ skin..or is he just phony–false all over.”

    • Write in Ron Paul for 2012 President is online!

      Vote and spread it like wildfire!

      http://writeinron2012.com/writeinBlog/about-us/

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      A vote on principles is much better than a No Vote — and a trillion times better than voting for what one perceives as the “lesser of two evils”!

      My take:

      This election has been reduced again to voting for the “lesser of two evils” (but which one is the “lesser”?).
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      All indicators point that Rmoney is the CHOSEN ONE by the NY and London Banks (the International Banksters that control the Federal Reserve) and by Israel.

      Since their goals are directly opposite to the well-being of our Nation, by deduction this Bought-And-Paid-For-Mitt-Mutton-Puppet MUST NOT win!

      [[Should Rmoney win — expect the US to start an all out war against Iran to protect Israel from a possible single atomic bomb being developed in…10 years from now…? (certainly not to protect the US from such silly and nonthreatening remote eventuality) within a week of this creature taking office.

      What’s even more worrisome, is this Creature’s Control of the GOP (forcing a fraudulent “Aye” vote at the RNC convention), thus assuring It won’t be opposed to win a 2nd term!

      Eight years of Mutton-Mitt will mean a COMPLETE AND TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE USA — when wars will be started at a drop of an Israeli Hat (sorry, meant to say: yamaka), when the US Constitution will become null-and-void, when the US Dollar will finally become utterly worthless, by a phone call from his Banker Masters (who’ll call in their chips).]]
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      On the other-hand — the BO Creature will have 4 more years to further plunge us into Socialism and suck us dry through more taxation and further devaluation of the US Dollar and the attempted destruction of our Constitutional Rights.

      This creature will, however, be hampered by some republican wins in both Houses, thus having most of its venomous teeth pulled during its 2nd term.

      [[However, should the BO see itself not as a clear winner, it will assure its reelection by attacking Iran with two weeks to go (mid-to-late October) — since a “patriotic” War always guarantees the “Commander-and-Chief” a sure win!]]
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      Conclusion:

      Either subhuman will get us into never ending wars and ever closer to loss of All Liberty, All Prosperity and the eventual Total End of Our Nation as Free People!

      For which “lesser evil” will you vote, now?
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      I, for one (and my family and friends) will not be party to such infamy! If either of these Horrible Creatures wins, at least we’ll have a clear conscience that we did not compromise our principles by acknowledging their existence in the voting booths!

      We will vote our Conscience — Writing In Dr. Ron Paul!

    • Phony? The same way Obama speaks very intelligently when in a room of educated people, trys to say words with a Spanish accent when speaking w/Latinos or how he gets “ghetto” when he’s speaking to African American’s…from his own words “get yo cuzin Pookie to come out and vote” is that the way he sees different ethinicities? That’s embarrassing and RACIST. If Romney did that, that is exactly what people would say.. but because it’s the “pimp with a limp” which is what the “President” has referred himself as says, then it’s okay… BUT IT’S NOT. That coming from a Latina who is very offended. We need to get this dumb-ass out of office before we are all living in the modern Third Reich. Wake up America.

    • Yes, Romney is a snake who is poorly trying to act personable, down to earth etc. Just like his Peewee Herman lookalike sidekick, who was also voted the biggest brown noser in his school. The people who vote for Romney 1) move in his silver spoon circles, throw the peasants a seemingly heartfelt smile and wave as they tax as much as they can get away with
      2) are people who think they are polished as well, won’t you be surprised when he forgets your name and your vote..heck he may even raise his classifications and claim you are worthless..AFTER he gets your vote of course. He and Pee Wee will be laughing at all the ignorant people who vote for them…then they will just relax, and get more financial advisors for themselves to make sure they maybe can do a little better for themselves, at YOUR EXPENSE.

  5. Mitt did what he set out to do.

    His father was denied the nomination, so Mitt became what he had to be to get the nomination.

    Time for him to go home and bankrupt more companies, and not the United States of America.

  6. Here’s surprising news:

    Vice President Joe Biden had the highest viewer ratings out of all speakers at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to Nielsen Ratings.

    Biden was watched by 14.7 percent of the 289.7 million people in the U.S. who live in homes with a television.
    Obama came in second, with 13.7 percent.
    Romney had 12.5 percent,
    Bill Clinton had 10.9 percent,
    Rubio (R-Fla.) had 10.4 percent.
    Clint Eastwood had 9.9 percent.

    Clinton spoke at the same time as the NFL opener. However, he had more viewers.

    • by Ron Paul:

      The attack on the US consulate in Libya and the killing of the US Ambassador and several aides is another tragic example of how our interventionist foreign policy undermines our national security. The more the US tries to control the rest of the world, either by democracy promotion, aid to foreign governments, or by bombs, the more events spin out of control into chaos, unintended consequences, and blowback.

      Unfortunately, what we saw in Libya last week is nothing new.

      In 1980s Afghanistan, the US supported Islamic radicals in their efforts to expel the invading Soviet military. These radicals became what is known to be al-Qaeda, and our one-times allies turned on us most spectacularly on September 11, 2001.

      Iraq did not have a significant al-Qaeda presence before the 2003 US invasion, but our occupation of that country and attempt to remake it in our image caused a massive reaction that opened the door to al-Qaeda, leading to thousands of US soldiers dead, a country destroyed, and instability that shows no sign of diminishing.

      In Libya we worked with, among others, the rebel Libyan Fighting Group (LIFG) which included foreign elements of al-Qaeda. It has been pointed out that the al-Qaeda affiliated radicals we fought in Iraq were some of the same groups we worked with to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya. Last year in a television interview I predicted that the result of NATO’s bombing of Libya would likely be an increased al-Qaeda presence in the country. I said at the time that we may be delivering al-Qaeda another prize.

      Not long after NATO overthrew Gaddafi, the al-Qaeda flag was flown over the courthouse in Benghazi. Should we be surprised, then, that less than a year later there would be an attack on our consulate in Benghazi? We have been told for at least the past eleven years that these people are the enemy who seeks to do us harm.

      There is danger in the belief we can remake the world by bribing some countries and bombing others. But that is precisely what the interventionists – be they liberal or conservative – seem to believe. When the world does not conform to their image, they seem genuinely shocked. The secretary of state’s reaction to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was one of confusion. “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction,” she asked.

      The problem is that we do not know and we cannot know enough about these societies we are seeking to remake. We never try to see through the eyes of those we seek to liberate. Libya is in utter chaos, the infrastructure has been bombed to rubble, the economy has ceased to exist, gangs and militias rule by brutal force, the government is seen as a completely illegitimate and powerless US puppet. How could anyone be shocked that the Libyans do not see our bombing their country as saving it from destruction?

      Currently, the US is actively supporting rebels in Syria that even our CIA tells us are affiliated with al-Qaeda. Many of these radical Islamist fighters in Syria were not long ago fighting in Libya. We must learn from these mistakes and immediately cease all support for the Syrian rebels, lest history once again repeat itself. We are literally backing the same people in Syria that we are fighting in Afghanistan and that have just killed our ambassador in Libya! We must finally abandon the interventionist impulse before it is too late.

  7. “009 Obama sold 130 million dollar arms package and Sen. Liberman, Graham ^ McCAIN, shaking hands with Gadaffi, shame on, USA double standard. Saudi troops attack Bahrain, with USA weapons Tanks and CAT bulldozers leveling 33 Mosques OBAMA says nothing, Saudi Be/headings in Public Women no rights Obama Michelle says Nothing USA largest Arms sale in the World 1000 bases, Kill List of Obama, Drone Kills, night raids, urinating on the dead, photos of DEAD body parts, Military SUICIDES AND RAPES and NDAA,NOW THAT IS OBAMA LEGACY.

    • No matter what their intentions, once they become president, they are told what they can and cannot do.

      The benefit of having a former general as president is that he is not intimidated by the “military-industrial complex.” Eisenhower is the only president who ever told the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff to go f*ck himself. And Ike warned us about the “military-industrial complex” on his way out of office–at the height of the Cold War. A brave man.

      Unfortunately, since Ike, we’ve had mostly “chicken hawks,” who want to put our guys (and women) in more and more countries, for no apparent reason, except as an excuse to waste more money on war toys. And if we can’t use them up by ourselves, we find corrupt governments to sell them to.

  8. Some clever bumper-stickers that should be made:

    Print two — place one on the left side (L) and the other on the right side (R) on your bumper.

    L) “VOTE OBAMA…
    to End our Free Nation”

    R) VOTE ROMNEY…
    to End our Free Nation”

    Wouldn’t this be cute….
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    What should go in the middle?

  9. Question all Americans need to be asked in a poll (this will be a revelation):

    Who do you fear as mostly likely to invade your own home?

    A) A single Muslim terrorist..or five.

    or

    B) Our own government’s Policing Forces (too many to list, but here are some — Local Police, SWAT, IRS armed agents, FDA, EPA, Federal Reserve armed agents, ATF, FBI, National Guard, the US Armed forces under NDAA directives, TSA, Am-Track police, State Troopers, etc.; all numbering in the million plus!)
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    Vote now — and let’s see the tally.

    My vote is B (by simple arithmetic).

  10. I would never vote for Obama. There’s a saying, “you choose your friends by the friends they keep” Ayers, Soros, Rev Wright!, Putin, Letterman, Hollywood, Rahm, Chicago thugs, Corizine, Muslin extremist, apologizing, Clinton and Monica, Black Panthers, Acorn, Occupy protesters and spend spend spend. Print more money and redistribute wealth. Biden could be our next President. does nothing but campaigns, golf and parties. Will not work with anyone who does not agree with him and is arrogant. King Obama.
    Now, let’s see, Romney, um, Olympics, Gov. Of Massachusetts, friend of Netinyahu, trying to make our deficit less. Ryan could be the next President. Create jobs. Talks to foreign leaders, protects Israel. More jobs and less in China. More independence from foreign energy.
    I vote for um, ROMENY.
    I pick Romney.

    • Mack — no-one should vote for the BO!

      Nor should one vote for the Mitt.

      Here is why:

      GOP = Crooks-R-Us

      On the rotting GOP — actually they’ve become temporarily stronger (since having created a dictatorship within the Republican Party with their CRIMINALLY FALSE “The Ayes Have It” (the whole World saw the print on the teleprompter as the end result, BEFORE the vote was taken (a machine “knew” IN ADVANCE the “final vote tally”))!

      See this infamy here — at minute 1:57 the teleprompter is already starting to show the end result: “In the opinion of the Chair, the “ayes” have it, and the resolution is adopted.”
      Then at minute 1:59 the Chair asks all those opposed to say “no”. And at minute 2:00 you hear a resounding NO till minute 2:03…but why bother to hear the people, when their “ayes” already “won”…before to vote was taken!

      And our media is still SILENT — but all around the world saw it — 2:35 minute video recording that will never go away!

      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=77W5OKStO5s)

      Since all dictatorships use strong armed tactics to ensure their dead dogma is unchallenged and nurtured, they always prosper historically for a while (especially in the beginning after the dictatorial creation).

      But, eventually their DEAD DOGMA becomes exposed without, and no matter how hard their enforces try to resuscitate it within, it implodes by lack of observable merit. (History is the ultimate litmus test, showing this to be always true, so far).
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      The short term danger is that now The Mitt has dictatorial control over the GOP — and should he remotely succeed in winning the election, his 2nd run WILL BE as THE CHOSEN AND ONLY ONE REPUBLICAN (no other will even be acknowledged as existing — Rand Paul will neutered de facto, and will become persona non grata under this scenario)!

      The beneficial side is that the FRAUDS (upon frauds, and frauds) committed by the GOP to assure this Dictatorial Takeover of the Republican Party has been witnessed and recorded for posterity.
      Should The Mitt lose (and that’s a MUST to save our Nation) — the GOP Elite will take such a beating that the Republican Party will take years to recover (opening the door for a Valid Third Party)!

  11. Governor Romney is kicking butt in this debate. However, both are skipping a major element of health care and that is health care for retired military. Retired military at one time received Tricare for Life for Free. Under President Obama Tricare for Life is no longer free to military retirees and is based on eligibility for Medicare Parts A and Part B. The amount is predicated on the Adjusted Gross Income in the year you retire. If you lose your job, there’s no way to reduce that amount for two years. This is similar to buying a car or groceries and having to pay, not based on competitive costs but on your Adjusted Gross Income, even if it’s no longer valid for your current situations.

    So, imagine you’re retired and made the mistake of working after you retired from the military, you might end up paying triple the basic medicare costs paid by others for the exact same federal health insurance (medicare). Imagine your laid off, and the government cannot and will not adjust those fees to your current income. This should be discussed in the debates.

    What’s the president’s solution to this inflexibility? What’s the governor’s solution? Is it fair to charge such disparate amounts based purely on AGI? How will both candidates address military health care in the future??

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