Republican primary debate on Univision, in Spanish, at the University of Miami, Dec. 9, 2007
Budget & Economy|
Fred Thompson: We’re spending next generation’s money with no restraint.
Ron Paul: Restore GOP by returning to less gov’t & fiscal conservatism.
Ron Paul: Weak economy is source of resentment against immigrants.
Mike Huckabee: It’s arrogant for GOP to ignore Hispanics or any group.
Mike Huckabee: Racial profiling based on speaking with accent is unAmerican.
Ron Paul: Against ID for immigrants; it leads to national ID card.
Duncan Hunter: Replace old credentialing with inspiration.
Fred Thompson: Use bully pulpit to support vouchers & homeschooling.
John McCain: Charters, homeschooling, & vouchers are key to success.
Mike Huckabee: Focus on what’s good for students, not good for school.
Mike Huckabee: Weapons of Mass Instruction: more science AND more arts.
Mitt Romney: Identify failing schools; push choice & English immersion.
Mitt Romney: Principles: choice; parental involvement; merit scholarships.
Rudy Giuliani: All parents want more control & choice over kids’ schooling.
Rudy Giuliani: Revolutionize public education by allowing for choice.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: No, Hispanic K-12 test scores are rising.
Fred Thompson: Castro is a uniquely brutal tyrant; keep the embargo.
John McCain: Maintain Cuban embargo; indict Castro.
Mike Huckabee: Hugo Chavez was not elected as dictator; no friend of US.
Mitt Romney: Free Cuba and eliminate threat of people like Hugo Chavez.
Ron Paul: Stop interfering with Latin America; talk & trade instead.
Rudy Giuliani: Stand against Chavez’s & Castro’s form of dictatorship.
Fred Thompson: Make insurance portable so employment untied from health.
Fred Thompson: Lower cost by more efficient markets, not bigger government.
John McCain: Preserve quality of health care by individual responsibility.
Mike Huckabee: 1/3 self-insured; 1/3 don’t want it; 1/3 can’t afford it.
Mike Huckabee: Crisis from waiting until people are catastrophically ill.
Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: 2/3 of uninsured can’t afford insurace, not 1/3.
Mitt Romney: Personal responsibility instead of employer mandates.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: MA employers have no mandates, but “requirements”.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: No, MA healthcare plan is not paid for, yet.
Rudy Giuliani: Health Savings Account up to $6,000 per family.
Ron Paul: We have a de-facto draft; we can achieve more in peace.
Duncan Hunter: Hispanic community does not agree with having open borders.
Fred Thompson: Special status for illegals disrespects legal immigrants.
Fred Thompson: Focus on chain migration, not anchor babies.
John McCain: Do everything I can to help all immigrants learn English.
Mike Huckabee: Make legal immigration quick, or outsource it if we can’t.
Mitt Romney: Welcome the people who have been standing in line first.
Mitt Romney: Employers have no means of knowing who’s legal & who’s not.
Mitt Romney: Avoid chain migration; disallow families from one citizen.
Ron Paul: Those who attack bilingualism are jealous & feel inferior.
Rudy Giuliani: End illegal immigration or we risk legal immigration.
Tom Tancredo: Boycotted Univision debate because broadcast was in Spanish.
War & Peace|
Duncan Hunter: Son serves in Marines, in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Mike Huckabee: Stay in Iraq because we’re winning; we lose if we walk away.
Mitt Romney: Staying in Iraq protects lives of American citizens.
Ron Paul: Different view on war because I adhere to the Constitution.
The above quotations are from Republican primary debate on Univision, in Spanish, at the University of Miami, Dec. 9, 2007.