Mitt Romney allegedly “threw a tantrum" at Univision forum

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There are a couple of takeaways from Willard Romney's televised appearance on the Spanish-language network Univision. You know the one, where he pretended to answer questions and give substantive answers? That one.

It seems he made a few demands before he agreed to grace the forum with his royal presence. No, he didn't pull a Palin and stomp his feet until he got all the bendy straws he could suck. He manages to suck all on his own.

No, instead, he created a few "optical illusions." Like busing in local supporters.

Via BuzzFeed:

[A]fter exhausting the few conservative groups on campus, the Romney camp realized there weren't enough sympathetic students to fill the stands on their night — so they told the network and university that if they weren't given an exemption to the students-only rule, they might have to "reschedule." [...] Romney's team was allowed to bus in rowdy activists from around southern Florida in order to fill the extra seats at their town hall.

When you spend your whole life being the boss of everyone, firing "you people," bullying classmates, and generally feeling entitled, then you don't think twice about threatening to take your toys and go home unless you get your own way.

Then there was the Moment of Awkward when Willard failed to show up on stage, nearly "pulling the plug" on the entire broadcast only minutes before it started. Why? Because co-anchor Jorge Ramos planned to introduce him by saying Mitt had agreed to give the network 35 minutes, and that President Obama said he'd give them a full hour the next night.

Maria Elena Salinas, one of the Univision anchors who moderated the forums: "It was a very awkward moment, believe me."

[H]e refused to go on stage until they re-taped the introduction. (One Republican present at the taping said Romney "threw a tantrum.")

If this is how he handles himself at Univision, imagine what he'd be like in a world crisis. What a brat. Forget that whole prospect of a 3 a.m. phone call, he's grounded.

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  • http://twitter.com/ColoradoChrys Chrystal Cottrell

    I wish he would just retire for real now. It is obvious that he is not in it to do something great for the people.  He disparaged public sector work and is vying for the highest public servant job in the land. He made that snooty 47% comment and showed his real disconnect with regular middle class people. He avoids his tax responsibility via loopholes, Swiss bank accounts and offshore shelters, stating that it was all legal rather than paying what he should simply because it is the right thing to do. He flip flops and lies to try to garner votes. He just wants power, prestige, and more wealth. Mark my words, his next big flip will be that he was solely responsible for the ACA. You will also see his complexion look more like an "Ompa Lompa's" whenever he is speaking to Latinos. Stop it! It's hard! This is really hard! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    Mitt Romney allegedly “threw a tantrum” at Univision forum

    Bad makeup jobs will have that effect on a diva:

  • DakotaMark

    The thought of a Mitt presidency is truly scary. His 'shoot from the lip' outbursts would become orders for our military to strike his imagined enemies.

    His business strategy involved bankrupting companies and putting the
    workers on the street while he made huge profits. Think how that
    business model would work for our government and our nation.

    He should retire to the Cayman Islands where his money is stashed.

  • smgess

    What's next? He and Ann throwing matching tantrums on the same stage? These two were not ready for prime time; they aren't even ready for morning drive radio.

  • http://twitter.com/Nadomom Nadomom

    What a weenie! This man has shown himself time and time again that he is completely unfit for the presidency. I used to just disagree with his politics; with outbursts like this, I have come to completely dislike the man himself. What a goon.