Saturday, September 08, 2007

A Defining Night For Democrats With Hispanics

It's the biggest venue possible for candidates seeking to reach the Latin community.


The network reaches an estimated 99 percent of homes in America in which Spanish is a primary language.

The Democratic candidates will debate on Univision Sunday starting at 6 p.m. CST. The debate is being held in Miami and will be in English with real-time translation into Spanish -- as only Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson are fluent in Spanish. It will be interesting to see how this fact alone plays in the debate. For those of you who don't get Univision (you are missing some super cool soap operas that are a great way to learn Spanish) the debate can be viewed at

In a remarkable move that could prove dedidedly costly, the Republican candidates (save John McCain) declined to participate in a Univision debate, perhaps pushing the burgeoing Latin population to turn toward Democrats in 2008.
This story is cross-posted at Iowa Independent.

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