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Twitter Reacts as Obama, Romney Spar on Immigration at Second Presidential Debate

by Van Le on 10/17/2012 at 12:23am

Update: Today, Politico reports that the most discussed moment of the debates on Twitter came when an audience member questioned Mitt Romney on immigration.

“The debate peaked with 109,560 tweets per minute during that question”



Obama and Romney Spar Over Immigration in Second Presidential Debate

Some of our favorite tweets from the debate

Storified by americasvoice · Tue, Oct 16 2012 21:16:26

RT @jbreisblatt: RT @ProducerMatthew: Twitter says it peaked at 109,560 tweets per minute at 9:57pm ET, during the question on #immigration. #debatesamericasvoice
RT @andrade_org: MSNBC Claiming biggest victory for Obama was the #immigration question #debatesamericasvoice
RT @americasvoice: Steve Schmidt on MSNBC saying Obama killed it on #immigration & it will matter in NV and CO #debates //FL, AZ, VA, tooJoe Sudbay
.@hardball_chris and @edschultz also noting Obama killed it tonight on #immigration #debatesamericasvoice
RT @dsandfia: Pres @BarackObama JUST OWNED #Romney on #immigration! #debatesamericasvoice
Most important part of tonight’s dbate: #immigration. Did you miss it? Check out vid & transcript: http://americasvoiceonline.org/blog/presidential-debate-video-transcript-obama-and-romney-talk-immigration/ #debatesamericasvoice
RT @JoeSudbay: To hear Mitt’s own words on immigration, which Obama outlined in the debate, watch this video http://youtu.be/n7O2UgPtPOkamericasvoice
RT @carlosodio: Romney flashback on #immigration: "I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals" http://ow.ly/exbr4 #debatesamericasvoice
RT @CarlosQC: Somehow I feel strange: being undocumented I’m not able to vote in the US, but both presidential candidates are talking about me tonight.americasvoice
RT @health_data: The #DreamAct was blocked by Republicans. http://ow.ly/exdSI #factcheck #immigration #debatesamericasvoice
RT @dgibber123: “@carlosodio: RT @aliciamenendez: #Immigration hit is bogus. They couldn’t get a single R to co-sponsor legislation in the Senate. #debates”americasvoice
RT @ilyseh: Immigration. Huh. I thought that was off the debate rules. #Debate2012americasvoice
RT @stephdreyer12: #immigration finally made it into the debates. Huge dip from undecideds when #romney gives his thoughtsamericasvoice
RT @CeliaAlicata: Obama gives passionate , pointed response on #immigration, mentions #DREAMACt Romney pushed on "self deportation". #debatesamericasvoice
RT @ameliatimbers: RT @geoff9cow: RT @BachmannsBrain: #Romney self-deported his answer on #immigration > #hofdebate #debates #p2 #tcotamericasvoice
RT @LatinaLista: No more doubts for Latino voters who sympathize with undocumented immigrants – Romney will not recognize undocumented immigrantsamericasvoice
RT @xtinatini: This "pathway to citizenship" rhetoric stands in stark contrast to what Romney said in the Republican primaries.americasvoice
RT @emptywheel: RT @maxbsawicky: Young people, your path to citizenship runs through our next war.americasvoice
RT @williameadie: MittRomney: the president didn’t reform #immigration in his first year, so vote for my anti-immigrant party. #debatesamericasvoice
RT @ahmedmayad: Did #Romney really think that he can attack #POTUS on #immigration of all issues? #PresidentialDebates #debatesamericasvoice
RT @morgmeneshets: Mitt says,"I’ll get it done" on #immigration. He might, but terrified what that would look like. #debates #Romney #GOPinsanityamericasvoice
RT @wiselatinaclub: On #Immigration: #Obama not mention + #deportations, #SCOMM #Romney vow #immigration reform in 1st yr. but not explain how #Latism #Debatesamericasvoice
RT @smartasafox: Romneyland RT @pwolgin: Did Romney really just say he’d get comprehensive #immigration reform done in year 1? In what universe? #debatesamericasvoice
@americasvoice can we please explained to Mitt the correct terminology first. It is "Undocumented" not "Illegals" #Debates #Debate2012Victor Alan Lozano
RT @davidbadash: Romney: "We welcome legal immigrants into this country." Romney is opposed to the #DREAM Act. Says "illegal" 9 times. #debatesamericasvoice
RT @cpbloggers: #Immigration activists on twitter are calling on the candidates to stop referring to immigrants as "illegal" #Debate #Debates #Debate2012americasvoice
RT @KaeLynRich: Here’s the difference between @MittRomney and @BarackObama: Romney – "illegals" || Obama – "undocumented" BAM. #debates #immigrationamericasvoice
RT @Whydothingshapp: Wow Romney, you’re going to get very little to no votes from Hispanics after that answer. #debates #immigrationamericasvoice
RT @Jimmy_Santander: Agreed RT "@HumbleGenius1: UNDOCUMENTED, NOT ILLEGAL #immigration #languagematters #CNNDebate #Debate2012 #debates #CIR #RI4A"americasvoice
RT @Karoli: "Illegals". That will play well with Hispanics. #metoomittamericasvoice
RT @markos: Nothing wins the Latino vote like calling their brothers and sisters and cousins and parents "illegals"americasvoice
RT @xtinatini: "ILLEGALS" – Romney. Oof.americasvoice
RT @breakthrough: Wrong answer, Romney. People are not illegal, they are human. #ImHereIVote #immigration #debates #election2012americasvoice
RT @elisefoley: Just noticed Romney said "undocumented illegals" during the debate. Guess he wants to appeal to both sides?americasvoice
RT @jessicasemachko: You know your immigration policy is bad when you would rather talk about your offshore investments. #debates #immigration #dreamamericasvoice
RT @Maribellll_08: lol I like how Romney changes the subject on immigration. And dont try to sugar coat your policy #immigration #debatesamericasvoice
RT @BobaFont: This talk of #immigration has become tiresome. Tell me of your offshore accounts. #Romney #Obama #Debatesamericasvoice
RT @aggie988: How did we get from #immigration to Romney’s #pension? #debatesamericasvoice
RT @sbdixon_23: #immigration round goes to #obama… #Romney has no clue. tell me how does IMMIGRATION lead to Obama’s pension? #getittogether #debatesamericasvoice
RT @yvetteanunez: Romney, way to go WAY off topic on of all things #immigration…since youdidn’t have anything of worth to offer. #Latism #debatesamericasvoice
RT @SarahConnnolly: #FactCheck. Let’s understand something. Romney’s top advisor on #immigration is the guy who designed the AZ law. #debates #Romneyamericasvoice
RT @leopierson: Yes! Call him on it Sr. Presidente! Romney’s senior #immigration advisor designed #SB1070 & #Alabama laws #Latism #debates #Latinos2012americasvoice
RT @Andrea_Delgado7: .@BarackObama : @MittRomney may backtrack on #immigration but the architect of #SB1070 is advising him #debates #youthvote2012americasvoice
RT @pwolgin: Kris Kobach everyone. ‘His top advisor on #immigration designed the Arizona law. The entire thing, not just #EVerify.’ #debatesamericasvoice
RT @hollywoodcurry: Romney’s top advisor on #immigration is a long-time anti-immigration extremist and part of anti-immigrant lobby. #debate #debates #hes2012americasvoice
RT @harrislynn: MT @mallikadutt: Just a rewind: Kris Kobach, architect of #SB1070, is the #Romney campaign’s #immigration adviser. #ImHereIVote #debatesamericasvoice
RT @PanamenoAracely: That is right, Chris Kobach is Romney’s immigration adviser and responsible for the GOP platform section in #immigration. #debatesamericasvoice
RT @SaraChicaD: RT @RubenGallego: #RealRomney let’s see. Now he is for Pro/ Dream Act? With Kris Kobach as your advisor? And self deportation? #debateamericasvoice
RT @ilyseh: Candy: "Speak to self-deportation." Romney: "No." #Debate2012americasvoice
RT @ch3ryl: RT @IVYbeliever: RT @HuffPostPol: Candy: "Let’s talk about self-deportation." Romney: "No…." http://huff.to/Tu1f3N #debates #jjpamericasvoice
RT @pamspaulding: Bwahaha – Candy wants to discuss Mittens’ bright self-deportation idea. Romney burning time to avoid. #debateamericasvoice
RT @GarySegura: Romney now trying to construct self-deportation as the NICE way to deport.americasvoice
RT @dgibber123: “@carlosodio: RT @samsteinhp: "Self deportation means let people make there own choice" — that’s one way to put it #debates #immigration”americasvoice
RT @americasvoice: Want to know what self-deportation means? Hint: it is NOT a choice http://americasvoiceonline.org/blog/mitt_romney_talks_self-deportation_more_about_what_that_really_means/ #immigration #debatesAnil Kalhan
RT @oromopress: Normally people love their countries and don’t want to leave. Circumstances force them #debates #immigrationamericasvoice
RT @lwestmiller: I think a lot of immigrants are going to be all about self-deportation. Genius! #immigration #debatesamericasvoice
RT @TUSK81: Mitt’s immigration plan: "Self-deportation." #HofstraDebate #HofDebateamericasvoice
RT @shreec: @MittRomney #immigration policy? Go back to where you came from?!? #debatesamericasvoice

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RealLatin October 17, 2012 at 8:18 am

The truth is I can’t believe Obama and his aids, think that we are such Fools that NOW, he says ONCE AGAIN that he will help us, the hispanics! IF OBAMA TRULY CARED FOR HISPANICS, HE WOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING BEFORE, not just TALK about it when he needs our votes!!! Are we really so naive as to believe him again??? I think Romney is HONEST, and capable. New rules have to be created to make it possible for foreginers to stay, and we can play by the rules.

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