Speaking Wednesday evening at a forum co-sponsored by Univision and Facebook and held at the University of Miami, Mitt Romney shocked many on Twitter by referring to illegal aliens as illegal aliens.
— Matthew Vadum (@vadum) September 19, 2012
In a tweet reporting on Romney’s remarks, Univision News helpfully translated the term to “undocumented youth.”
Romney on undocumented youth (he uses "illegal aliens"): "These kids…deserve a permanent solution." #RomneyUnivision
— Fusion News (@FusionIsNews) September 19, 2012
When hidden camera video of Romney speaking like a conservative at a fundraiser was released Monday night, plenty of Obama supporters were certain it was the final nail in the campaign’s coffin. Romney’s apparent refusal to pander to his audience along racial lines convinced them that he was yet again reaching for the hammer and another bag of nails.
— Steven Maviglio (@stevenmaviglio) September 19, 2012
Does Romney think calling undocumented "illegal aliens" will get him votes on Univision? They R people Mitt.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) September 19, 2012
RT @jonward11: Romney uses term "illegal aliens" in Univision forum // *Rings Inappropriate Bell*
— Kevin Grüssing (@KevDGrussing) September 19, 2012
Shorter Romney: “When I said ‘Fuck You,’ I meant it.” RT @jonward11: Romney uses term "illegal aliens" in Univision forum
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) September 19, 2012
— Sam Banta (@riversidesam) September 19, 2012
Good God. Romney's lowered the bar so far it's just a limbo contest now. RT @jonward11 Romney uses term "illegal aliens" in Univision forum
— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) September 19, 2012
so Romney really just used the term "illegal aliens" on Univision….yeah, brah throwing the race.
— Maurice Garland (@Maurice_Garland) September 19, 2012
Why would you go on #Univision and call DREAMers "illegal aliens?" Romney really does NOT want to win, does he?
— Dustin Allen (@dusteallen) September 19, 2012
Yes, why not use the technical term, DREAMers?
In contrast, the crowd of around 750 didn’t seem to object, and in fact cheered for the candidate. Reporters were quick to point out that student tickets to the event were distributed by student Republican organizations. (The school’s Young Democrats were given tickets to distribute for President Obama’s appearance, which will happen Thursday.)
The crowd at this Univision forum, just like at many of the debates, is pro-Romney, providing him some cover from tough Q's w/ loud cheers
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) September 19, 2012
ABC's @joannacatherina reports Univision reporter says during commercial break both campaigns made it requirement to have supporter section
— Emily Friedman (@EmilyABC) September 19, 2012
Crowd breaks into pro-Romney chants. "we love you's". During break. I think all 28% of Latinos supporting him right now may b in this room.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) September 19, 2012