s skippy the bush kangaroo: romney reads ramos the riot act

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

romney reads ramos the riot act

by now, we all know that mitt romney packed the audience w/partisan cliques for his univision interview. but what we found interesting was the fact that the mittster threw a tantrum to get the introduction he wanted:

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 anchor maria elena] salinas said.

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.

"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.")

"our president of news was talking to the romney campaign and negotiating it," salinas said. "but at that point, you can't really argue with that. the candidate is there, everyone is in their seats, the show must go on. there's a limit to how much we can object to it."

the compromise reached was that the anchors would note the discrepancy in the candidates' time commitments at the end of the broadcast. but salinas said, by then, the crowd was cheering so loudly that they drowned out the anchors' words.
this is the guy who wants to be president?
posted by skippy at 7:51 PM |


Apparently, no one has mentioned to him that stamping one's widdle foot and balking at scheduled appearances is Frowned Upon by the world leaders he thinks he's joining.

He seems to believe that the Presidency is all photo ops and grandstanding. Y'know, like Reagan.
commented by Blogger D., 5:33 PM PDT  

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