Sunday, September 9, 2007

Democrats to Debate on Univision

For the first time in a United States presidential campaign, candidates vying for the Democratic nomination will take part in a debate Sunday (tonight) that will be broadcast across the United States in Spanish.

Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, both of whom are fluent in English, will ask their questions in Spanish. The candidates will respond in English, with their answers translated into Spanish. Viewers who want to hear the forum in English can watch it using the closed caption service on their TV.

The debate in being done on a Spanish language network with the questions in Spanish and the answers in English.

My question is why are the candidates not answering in Spanish? If they want and need the Hispanic votes, why do they not answer in Spanish? Perhaps it is because they do not know Spanish.

NEWS FLASH: President Bush DOES speak Spanish. Imagine that, the President whom they don't like speaks Spanish and the candidates they support don't speak Spanish?

This is some food for thought.

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