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Habitat management on this -- very interest in immigration issues in.
One of our debates almost devolved into a mud wrestling match a few moments ago few years ago lots and lots.
And so while Rivera has been watching how the Republican candidates are handling the immigration situation Clark was a major topic last night.
You've had an ad running saying that speaker Gingrich called Spanish put the language of the ghetto.
What do you mean.
I haven't seen the ads so I'm sorry don't get -- -- -- they -- the TV ads I don't know what it it is it is say that.
Did you -- what I said was we want everybody to learn English.
There's no one and I didn't Azores -- it was one of your ads -- running here in Florida and in and I'm on the radio and at the end you say I'm Mitt Romney and I approved.
There's so it it is an answer yes.
Let me ask -- bigger question did did you say what they -- -- or not I don't know.
It's taken totally out of consoles that day that I did not know I did not say about Spanish.
OK so number one and the governor should have known what was in the have you would you name on it on Mitt Romney and I approve this message -- I don't know what the messages are right so that was against him.
The new -- issues.
-- -- We should replace bilingual education with emergence.
With -- mershon.
In English so people learn the common language of the country and so they learn the language of prosperity.
Not the language of living in -- get a I'm here now mr.
Rivera so he didn't say Spanish he meant you know because that's good it was imply he he's moving for English only right as.
The law of the land as the federal law of the land.
He is speaking specifically about Spanish people that is the way it was construed had a -- ever went merely not -- about Iranian speaking Farsi combined he may indeed.
-- -- glue that binds a nation of immigrants like ours together.
However there is no doubt but that Newt Gingrich had ample opportunity to deny he was referring to Spanish.
After he said that unfortunate remark in 2007.
And as far as I know this was the first time he denied.
That did apply to us so I think that it was an awful mistake on.
It's I don't think it was one of his finest moments but he might have been talking in general terms about the language of the ghetto I do not believe that you believe it was.
We know they don't speak much forcing in the -- -- okay.
But they also speak very poor English sometimes and they get very -- -- there's sometimes they do and as I said many other people speak for English or do we know but the Wheaties and they robotics software that does not help you that -- that does not help anyone and I agree that people should speak English in the united spots to get ahead.
Let's assume that some Hispanic voters in Florida feel the way -- that the speaker -- demean the Spanish language that.
Heard of well I think that he -- problem is broader than that in Florida and I don't think it's a cosmic issue I think the problem for Gingrich in Florida is that Mitt Romney has been campaigning in Florida since 2007.
He's been campaigning very heavily in the Cuban American.
Concentration in South Florida he's -- the endorsements of Carlos Gutierrez the former commerce secretary Mel Martinez the former senator.
Both the -- below -- brother's congressman.
Ileana Ross Layton and the very prominent Hispanic congresswoman.
He's gotten all of the Cuban American exile -- rubio rubio is technically neutral but rubio really excoriated Gingrich and I think this is more significant.
Even then they the slander of the Spanish language.
Rubio criticize Newt Gingrich were saying that Mitt Romney in his -- was anti immigrant.
As you know the difference between the two is very new -- Gingrich believes that after 25 years or so.
He illegal immigrants undocumented immigrants should be given a pass kind of a statute of limitations after 25 years if -- laid down roots they have.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We probably -- tumultuous back -- a help Gingrich so it'll in the Hispanic originated should have but when you consider that bank robbery in the federal court.
Is that five year statute of limitations and he's got 25 years for the illegal immigrants and it's not a -- not a not a big give on Gingrich's it's also not a Mexican thing in Florida it's Cuban -- and Central America I'm glad you point that out because the Hispanic Republican remember it's a -- primary -- only Republicans can vote.
-- the overwhelming majority of Hispanic Republicans in Florida -- Cuban Americans very conservative.
And the immigration issue doesn't really apply -- get a -- thing we'll get.
Most favored nations status -- -- immigrants for instance a Haitian ever hits the beach but.
He gets deported -- Cuban immigrant hits the beach he's welcomed as a little okay.
Being -- overwhelmingly in the Hispanic vote will go to Mitt Romney -- little -- he won't he has the Republican nod.
But he will get trounced in Florida trust me.
Because of his anti immigration stance in the general election remember the Florida component of the illegal immigration of the -- -- the hit that Florida Latino population has changed over the years Cuban Americans no longer dominate they are half a million strong.
A million and other Latino vote rich -- -- as we get closer I'm gonna bet you that the Republicans.
I think the Latinos will vote overwhelming if I have so many dinners now piled -- -- grandma filler.
And Morris I have said Romney wins Tuesday but he loses in November -- --
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