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Romney for President

  "Hechos" +
  :60 radio ad run in Florida starting Jan. 25, 2012.


Voz Feminina:  Dice Newt Gingrich que el es conservador al estilo de Reagan.  Pero vamos a alisar los hechos.

Gingrich dijo que no cambiar xxx la politica fracasado de Barack Obama sobre las viajes a Cuba que ha servido para xxx castrista y augmentar la represión en la isla.

No creo que Reagan xxx acuerdo con Gingrich.



Y Reagan nunca

Voz Feminina:  Pagado por Romney para Presidente, Incorporated.  

Mitt Romney:  Soy Mitt Romney.  Estoy postulado para Presidente y apruebo este mensaje.


Female Announcer:  Newt Gingrich claims to be a Reagan conservative. Let’s review the facts. Gingrich said that he would not change the failed policy of Barack Obama on travel to Cuba that serves to fill the regime’s coffers and increase repression on the island. I don’t think Reagan would agree with Gingrich.

Gingrich profited from Freddie Mac, one of the reasons for the mortgage collapse that has caused so much damage in our community.

Reagan would have never partnered-up with Nancy Pelosi to advance the extreme left agenda, as Gingrich did.

And Reagan definitely would have never offended us, Hispanics, as Gingrich did by saying that Spanish is the language of the ghetto. Now, searching for votes, Gingrich wants to change history but the facts speak for themselves.

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Romney: I'm Mitt Romney. I am running for President and I approve this message.

NotesDuring the Jan. 26 debate, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Romney to explain the closing part of this ad.  Romney denied knowledge of the ad (which a number of observers pointed out was somewhat ironic since he stated in the disclaimer that "I approve this message"), and Gingrich explained what he meant.  Blitzer returned to the point later on but Romney largely sidestepped his question.  From the CNN transcript:

BLITZER: The rhetoric on immigration, Governor, has been intense, as you well know, as all four of you know, and anyone who watches television knows. You had an ad running saying that Speaker Gingrich called Spanish "the language of the ghetto."

What do you mean by that?

ROMNEY: I haven't seen the ad, so I'm sorry. I don't get to see all the TV ads. Did he say that?

BLITZER: Did you say that?

GINGRICH: No. What I said was, we want everybody to learn English because we don't -- and I didn't use the word "Spanish." We do not want anyone trapped in a situation where they cannot get a commercial job, they cannot rise, and virtually every parent of every ethnic group -- and by the way, they are 94 languages spoken at the Miami-Dade College -- 94 languages. And that's why I think English should be the official language of government, and that's why I think every young American should learn English.

And my point was, no one should be trapped in a linguistics situation where they can't go out and get a job and they can't go out and work. So I would say as much as Governor Romney doesn't particularly like my use of language, I found his use of language and his deliberate distortion equally offensive.


ROMNEY: I'd like -- I doubt that's my ad, but we'll take a look and find out. There are a bunch of ads out there that are being organized by other people.

But I think our position on English in our schools and in our nation is the same, which I believe English should be the official language of the United States, as it is. I also believe that in our schools, we should teach kids in English.

So, when I was governor, I fought for -- actually, before I was governor, I fought for, during my election and thereafter, a program to have English immersion in our schools so our kids could learn in English. I think we agree on this, which is, you know what? Kids in this country should learn English so they can have all the jobs and all the opportunity of people who are here.


We did double-check, just now, Governor, that ad that we talked about, where I quoted you as saying that Speaker Gingrich called Spanish "the language of the ghetto" -- we just double-checked. It was one of your ads. It's running here in Florida in -- on the radio. And at the end you say, "I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this ad."

So it is -- it is here.


ROMNEY: Let me ask -- let me ask a question.

Let me ask the speaker a question. Did you say what the ad says or not? I don't know.

GINGRICH: It's taken totally out of context.

ROMNEY: Oh, OK, he said it.

GINGRICH: I did not -- no. I did not say it about Spanish. I said, in general, about all languages. We are better for children to learn English in general, period.


ROMNEY: Let's take a look at what he said. (APPLAUSE)