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Why are you airing ads in spanish if you think English should be the official language

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Why are you airing ads in spanish if you think English should be the official language?


Do you have a question tonight for Governor Romney?


Q Yes, I do.


First of all, I would like to thank all of you for joining us tonight in beautiful Manchester, New Hampshire; however, my question is for Governor Romney exclusively.


You’ve been accused of — you’ve been accused of flip-flopping on immigration. Just earlier tonight, you indicated that you said that you’d want the national language of the United States to be English. However, why are you airing ads in Spanish?


MS. VAUGHN: Governor, let me also add something on this. Your campaign also provides a Spanish-speaking version of your website with your son also speaking in Spanish.


MR. ROMNEY: Let me make it real clear — I’m not anti-immigrant. I love immigrants. I love legal immigrants coming to our country. I’m happy to communicate to them, and I hope they vote for me.


And I’m happy to have people all over the country, and I’m going to reach out to them in any language I can to have them — have them vote for me and understand why I’m going to support making this a great land.


I’ll tell you as well, I very firmly believe that we have to make sure that we enforce our borders, that we have an employment verification system, and that those people who have come here illegally do not get an advantage to become permanent residents, they do not get a special pathway. That’s a mistake. That’s the problem I have with the bill that — the Kennedy-McCain bill. That’s a mistake, in my view.


Now, let me tell you what I think about a broader issue. We’ve talked tonight about all of the issues as they relate to the problems that we have, and I understand that. But we have extraordinary opportunities. What the Republican party has to stand for is more than solving problems. In the 19th century, the new frontier for us was the American West. In the 20th century, it was Europe — selling products to Europe and North America. Now Asia has come out of poverty. A billion people —


MR. BLITZER: Thank you.


MR. ROMNEY: — who were steeped in poverty are coming out of poverty. They’re consumers. We can sell products to them, medicines, technology —


MR. BLITZER: Thank you, Governor.


MR. ROMNEY: — energy. We are a party of the future, and we have to stop worrying about the problems and thinking we can’t deal with those. We have to focus on the future and our opportunity to make America a great place for our kids and grandkids. Thank you.


Debate Questions for Governor Mitt Romney from the 3rd Debate:

  1. Was it a mistake for us to invade Iraq?
  2. Would you use a tactical nuclear weapons to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb?
  3. How do you respond to Mccain's accusation that you are pandering on immigration?
  4. What would you do with the 12 million illegal immigrants who are in this country?
  5. Why should people who oppose abortion believe you are pro-life?
  6. What would you like to say to the voters about your faith?
  7. Is there too much of an alliance between big oil companies and Republicans?
  8. Do you believe that gays should be able to serve openly in the military?
  9. What do you say to conservatives who are critical of your health care plan?
  10. Why are you airing ads in spanish if you think English should be the official language?
  11. What would you do to include moderate Republicans and independents?

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