Analysis of the Univision Republican Debate – Updated

It’s almost finished and a lot of news is coming out.

According to The Politico, Ron Paul was booed:

He just walked into the lion’s den by saying we ought to both talk and trade with Castro’s Cuba.

Loud boos followed.

He then said our policies propped up the likes of Fidel and Hugo Chavez.

More boos.

And then there was a third round as he finished his statement.

I’ll work on getting the video.

We’ll hopefully have some clips when it’s finished, also we’ll have the entire video. It will be in Spanish but I’m working on some English video.


Here’s a full report from the AP via MyWay:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful John McCain told a Spanish language television audience that harsh immigration rhetoric voiced by some Republicans have driven Hispanics away from the party at a primary debate Sunday.

McCain has stood apart from most of his Republican rivals because he supported changing immigration laws and creating a path for citizenship for illegal immigrants.

“I think some of the rhetoric that many Hispanics hear about illegal immigration makes some of them believe that we are not in favor of or seek the support of Hispanic citizens in this country,” he said after the moderator noted that the percentage of the Hispanic vote for the GOP has dropped from President Bush’s win in 2004 to last year’s congressional elections.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he would impose a real and a virtual, technical fence at the U.S.-Mexican border using a “tamper proof” identity card.

That prompted a retort from Ron Paul, who said that would lead to a national identification card for all Americans “which I absolutely oppose.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said some anger aimed at immigrants is fueled by the influx of illegal immigrants.

“When we make the border secure, a lot of the sentiment goes away. It’s a terrible thing when a person who is here legally, but speaks with an accent, is racially profiled by the public,” he said.

Sounds like a pretty entertaining debate. I didn’t bother watching it but it was broadcast with English closed captioning.

I’ll get the entire video uploaded with the English captions. Probably up by tomorrow sometime or much later tonight. We’ll have more reports shortly.


Here’s a video of Mike Huckabee after the debate discussing his performance on Fox News:

Still working on the video with English subtitles, running into problems. If anyone finds a copy let me know.


Here’s the video of Paul getting booed:

Still working on the full video with English subs.


Here’s a full English transcript:

Univision Republican Debate Transcript


Here’s the full video with English subtitles:

12/9/07 – Video: Univision Republican Debate with English subtitles from Miami, Florida