2012 Top 10 Moments in Latino Politics, #4
By Jose Cruz, Our Tiempo
#4 Univision Presidential Town Hall
In mid-September President Obama and Governor Romney appeared two nights back-to-back in a Town Hall Forum on Univision. Romney drew 1.6 million, Obama drew a larger audience, 2.7 million. The candidate forums, in which Univision lead anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas peppered each of the men with questions about immigration, national security, the Middle East protests and the Mexican drug war before taking a small set of questions from the audience and Facebook participants, marked the first time that presidential candidates have ever participated in an all Spanish-language, live-to-tape political forum with a studio audience.
This article was first published in Our Tiempo.
Jose Cruz is a Puerto Rican/Irish multi-city/multi-hat guru at OurTiempo.com. An online entrepreneur, Jose is the in house editor and writer. With a background in politics and a career that includes a law degree, the Clinton White House and managing and developing websites geared at the Latino community, his tastes are as diverse as his work. Just at home diving into a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza to munching on a Fish Taco in East LA. Twitter: @JoseCruz2000
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