Primer Foro De Candidatos Presidenciales – con Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards…

Update: Tonight’s forum will be streamed on the web as well as broadcast on television.  Check local listings for the Univision channel in your area.  There does not appear to be a nationwide (nor worldwide) guide, listing channels which carry Univision, for us to link to. 

We hope to cover the debate, as usual, on Big Pink tonight.  Univision promises “seamless” translations of the questions and answers and a seamless, smooth broadcast.  We hope they are correct but expect delays.  Univision is a massive entity which may be considered the biggest broadcaster in the U.S. as well as in South America. We therefore expect the webstream to experience difficulties if too many people try to log on at the same time. We have our fingers crossed that things go well in this more complicated than usual forum.

Hasta La Vista.

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Los candidatos demócratas a la presidencia de Estados Unidos participarán en el primer foro en español esta noche. Los aspirantes deliberarán sobre temas de interés particular para la comunidad hispana. [Los candidatos que participarán: el senador Joe Biden, la senadora Hillary Clinton, el senador Chris Dodd, el senador John Edwards, el senador Mike Gravel, el congresista Dennis Kucinich, el senador Barack Obama, y el gobernador Bill Richardson.]

Univision y la Universidad de Miami
domingo 9 de sepitiembre
a las 7 p.m. (6 centro)

Sígalo en vivo por Radio Cadena Univision y Univision Online

Univision:

Por primera vez los aspirantes deliberarán sobre temas de interés particular para la comunidad hispana, que constituye el segmento de más rápido crecimiento del electorado estadounidense.

El evento es uno de los dos históricos foros presidenciales organizados por Univision y la Universidad de Miami en la carrera hacia la Casa Blanca.

“Es un gran honor para Univision ser parte del primer Foro de Candidatos Presidenciales diseñado específicamente para los hispanos en Estados Unidos, en el cual se discutirán los temas de mayor importancia para la comunidad hispana mediante una fluida traducción simultánea al español”, dijo Joe Uva, Director Ejecutivo (CEO) de Univision Communications Inc.

“Estoy sumamente complacido por el enorme interés que han mostrado los candidatos presidenciales. Es extremadamente gratificante el poder anunciar una lista tan impresionante de participantes para el foro demócrata, lo cual demuestra y es claro testimonio del papel vital que jugará el electorado hispano en las próximas elecciones presidenciales”, agregó Uva.

El Foro de Candidatos Presidenciales Demócratas tendrá lugar en el BankUnited Center de la Universidad de Miami, en Coral Gables.

“Ésta es una oportunidad maravillosa para los estudiantes de la Universidad de Miami”, expresó Donna E. Shalala, Presidenta de la Universidad de Miami. “La diversidad en la Universidad y en la comunidad de Miami-Dade hace que éste sea el sitio perfecto para realizar estos eventos”.

Los foros serán en español y van a ser transmitidos en horario estelar por los medios de comunicación de habla hispana más importantes del país: las plataformas de televisión, radio e internet de Univision.

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El foro de candidatos presidenciales demócratas, que durará 90 minutos, tendrá como moderadores a los presentadores de noticias de Univision, Jorge Ramos y María Elena Salinas.

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Está por definirse el foro de candidatos presidenciales republicanos.

Hillary Clinton

Reconocida por ser la esposa del ex presidente Bill Clinton, es la candidata de sexo femenino con mayor popularidad para las elecciones del 2008. En su discurso de campaña ha llamado a reparar “los errores de Bush”.

Hillary Rodham Clinton nació en Chicago el 26 de octubre de 1947. Representa al estado de Nueva York y su religión es Metodista.

Clinton ha sido pionera en muchos aspectos. En lo político ninguna primera dama había llegado a esta posición con una carrera profesional como abogada, además de un posgrado en Ciencias Políticas. Fue la primera mujer senadora del estado de Nueva York y la más joven en la historia de Estados Unidos. Por si fuera poco, en dos ocasiones ha sido nombrada entre los 100 abogados más influyentes de Estados Unidos.

Barack Obama

Es el candidato afroamericano y tiene una trayectoria política relativamente corta. Su discurso social multirracial y su imagen fresca son sus principales armas en la contienda presidencial del 2008.

Este candidato ha sido acusado de ingenuo e irresponsable por decir que, en su primer año de mandato, estaría dispuesto a reunirse sin condiciones previas con los líderes de Irán, Cuba y Venezuela. Pero al mismo tiempo se ha convertido en la gran sorpresa demócrata, al ubicarse segundo en las encuestas, después de Hillary Clinton, con una recaudación de fondos en campaña cercana a los $30 millones.

Obama se opone a la guerra en Irak y al Tratado de Libre Comercio, defiende el derecho al aborto, el uso de células madre y la protección de los inmigrantes ilegales.

Preguntas para los candidatos del Partido Demócrata:

Univision organizó el Primer Foro de Candidatos Presidenciales, en el que tú podrás enviar tus preguntas para los candidatos del Partido Demócrata y escuchar las respuestas en el programa especial de televisión que se transmitirá el próximo domingo 9 de septiembre a las 7PM/ 6 Centro por Univision.

Para poder participar solo tienes que escribir en este artículo tu nombre y apellido, la ciudad en la que resides y tu pregunta. De todos los cuestionamientos que sean escritos para los candidatos demócratas, algunos serán elegidos y leídos durante la transmisión del foro por televisión. Las preguntas que no incluyan los requisitos indispensables de nombre completo y ciudad donde reside la persona interesada, no podrán ser tomadas en cuenta para el foro.

La idea es que los candidatos presidenciales compartan con el público hispano los puntos básicos que están relacionados con nuestra comunidad y que respondan a las preguntas que la gente les escriba a través de Univision.com. Los temas a tratar son: educación, economía, política exterior, sistema de salud e inmigración.

[N.B.: Translation into English follows.]

The Democratic candidates for president of the United States will participate in the first Spanish language forum tonight. The candidates will discuss topics of particular interest to the Hispanic community. [The participating candidates are: Senator Joe Biden, Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator John Edwards, Senator Mike Gravel, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Senator Barack Obama, and Governor Bill Richardson.]

Univision and the University of Miami
Sunday, September 9
7:00 p.m. (EDT)

Follow it live on Radio Cadena Univision and Univision Online (the live transmission will begin at 7:00 (EDT). At 7:00 you should refresh the page to acquire the webstream.)

Univision:

For the first time ever presidential aspirants will deliberate over topics of particular interest to the hispanic community, which constitutes the fastest growing segment of the United States electorate.

The event is one of two historic presidential fora organized by Univision and the University of Miami in the race for the White House.

“It’s a great honor for Univision to be a part of the first forum of presidential candidates designed specifically for hispanics in the United States, which will discuss topics of importance to the hispanic community in a simultaneous translation into Spanish”, said Joe Uva, Executive Director (CEO) of Univision Communications Inc.

“I am very pleased with the great interest demonstrated by the candidates for president. It is extremely gratifying to be able to announce such an impressive list of participants for the Democratic forum, which demonstrates and is clear testimony to the vital role which will be played by the spanish speaking electorate in the upcoming presidential elections”, added Uva.

The Forum of Democratic Presidential Candidates will take place in the BankUnited Center of the University of Miami, in Coral Gables.

“This is a marvelous opportunity for the students of the University of Miami”, said Donna E. Shalala, President of the University of Miami. “The diversity of the University and the community of Miami-Dade make this the perfect place for these events”.

The fora in Spanish will be transmitted live by Univision via television, radio and internet.

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The Democratic forum will last 90 minutes, and will have as moderators Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas.

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The forum for Republican presidential candidates is under discussion.

Hillary Clinton

Recognized as the wife of ex-president Bill Clinton, she is the female candidate and is the most popular candidate in the 2008 elections. In her campaign speeches she has called for fixing “the Bush errors”.

Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in Chicago on October 26, 1947. She represents the State of New York and her religion is Methodist.

Clinton has been a pioneer in many ways. In politics, no other first lady had a professional life as a lawyer, in addition to a postgraduate degree in political science. She was the first woman senator from New York and the youngest woman senator ever. If that is not enough, she was named twice as one of the most influential attorneys in the United States.

Barack Obama

He is the African-American candidate and has a short political trajectory. His multiracial background and his image as a fresh candidate are his main strengths in the 2008 presidential contest.

This candidate has been accused of being naive and irresponsible for saying, that in his first year in office, he would meet without preconditions the leaders of Iran, Cuba and Venezuela. At the same time he is the big Democratic surprise, comes second in polls after Hillary Clinton, and has campaign funds in the neighborhood of $30 million.

Obama is opposed to the Iraq war and the Free Trade treaty, defends abortion rights, is pro stem cell research and for rights of illegal immigrants.

Questions for the Democratic Candidates:

Univision organized the First Forum of Presidential Candidates and you can send in your questions to the Democratic candidates – and listen to their answers in a special program on Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m., 6:00 central time on Univision.

In order to participate please fill out the questionaire with you first and last names, city of residence, and your question. From all the submitted questionnaires we will select some and read them during the televised forum. Questionnaires without the required information will not be considered.

The idea is for the presidential candidates to share with the hispanic public basic information on issues related to our community, and to answer the public’s questions sent via Univision.com. The topics expected to be discussed are: education, the economy, foreign policy, healthcare and immigration.

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37 thoughts on “Primer Foro De Candidatos Presidenciales – con Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards…

  1. Bueno suerte por nuestra senora la senadora por Nueva York, and la presidente futuro por Los Estados Unidos.

    Good luck to our lady the Senator from New York and future President of the United States.

    As a D-student in high school Spanish, with no Spanish dictionary at hand, I hope I got that right. If not, please refer to the English translation.

  2. Mornin’ y’all Lookin’ forward to another splendid debate by the best qualified and most exceptional candidate for President of the United States, our girl, Senator Hillary Clinton! Hillary if your readin’, we love you. Keep on, keeping on! mollyj

    Ps: Lookin’ forward to lunch

  3. Update: turns out the poll is old, but the facts remain the same: Hillary’s totals still beat Obama and Edwards together
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    We put up the new CBS poll with Hillary leading nicely.

    In most of the polls that have come out recently you can add Obama’s and Edwards’ totals and Hillary still beats them.

    Hillary 45%, Obama 25%, Edwards 14% in new CBS

  4. wbboei, thanks for the link. Did notice that they’re asking for web forum submissions of questions to Hillary. They’ll pick the questions the week of 9-16. Also, the web poll re: celebrities swaying a vote on an endorsement shows over 90% saying the endorsement doesn’t matter.

  5. Thanks DCDemocrat, we’ll yank it. However, it did follow the Oprah poll nonsense so we thought it was current.

    The point in the original comment remains though: add up Obama and Edward’s totals and you still don’t beat Hillary’s numbers.

  6. Steve Forbes also thinks Hillary has the nomination.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=e9ca237c-1956-49ec-8269-ff15ab5800ed&&Headline=Forbes+predicts+Clinton+will+win+nomination

    US publisher Steve Forbes predicted on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton will be one of three candidates vying to be the next US president.

    The editor-in-chief of Forbes business magazine tipped the former first lady, already a front-runner according to national polls, to win the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

    “Even though the media will try to portray it as a race, I believe that Hillary Clinton is going to win it,” Forbes, who campaigned for the Republican nomination for US presidency in 1996 and 2000, said at a business lunch in Singapore.

    “She’s got a formidable war chest… she also has the best political adviser, one William Jefferson Clinton, who has a lot of appeal still with the base of the party,” he said.

    Forbes said the former first lady’s likely rivals in the race for the White House were New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani.

    “I think you will have Mr Giuliani, Mrs Clinton and then there is a third candidate and the current mayor of New York… a man named Michael Bloomberg,” Forbes said.

  7. Hey people, can someone clear things up for me.
    At another thread here someone mentioned that Hillary alone ended Chertoff possibilities of becoming the next GA with a comment about katrina, how so?

  8. hey, mj and admin: I went and checked one more time. The summary of the polls methodology starts, “This poll was conducted among a random sample of 1,214 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone August 8-12, 2007.” It was an easy error to make. And yes, you are completely correct, admin, that polls seem to indicate Hillary’s share of voters surpasses the total of Obama and Edwards supporters combined.

  9. Terrondt, we just posted an update on how to view the forum.

    We have been looking for a channel guide to link to but found none. We have posted the webstream URL in the update as well.

    We are going to go with our transcribing tonight in case there is difficulty with the webstream. We have received desperate emails from Nevada informing us that Univision is not broadcast there. The option for those cities without Univision is the webstream.

    The link to the webstream is below. The webstreaming will begin at 7:00, according to the instructions, so refresh the page at 7:00. Hopefully we will all be able to get on.

    http://www.univision.com/content/content.jhtml?chid=3&schid=10414&secid=206&cid=1276495

  10. DCDem, we checked the polls on the right hand side and other than North Carolina, Hillary’s poll numbers match or beat (sometimes by a lot) the Obama and Edwards totals combined.

    Wait till she gets to 50% nationwide!

  11. Some last thoughts: Fingers crossed and prayers for Hillary tonight. Hope they all don’t gang up on the frontrunner.

    And tonight we might witness Obama blunder in 2 languages.

    With the time taken up by the translations back and forth though, the non-Hillary candidates have additional time to get their thoughts organized – maybe they won’t stumble, mumble and grumble tonight.

    Tonight is Richardson’s big chance.

    Dodd has a big chance too because he speaks fluent Spanish. (although the candidates are only allowed to speak English).

  12. admin,

    The translation is in simutaneous format, so in theory, it shoud not give them addtional time…

    DCDemocrat,
    Congratulations, your diary is on hillaryhub now!

  13. On prediction:

    Hillary will have some tough words for Cuba dictator Castro who has been Obama’s new favorite…

  14. Hillary is sharp, and you can often see in the debates when she is questioned with time, she suddenly pounces in a great answer, she is one fast cookie!
    But she is also thorough and I’m sure she will use the extra time with translation quite good. This is just another way of testing the candidates qualities up against each other, will be interesting, as we know Hillary has a wide support with Hispanics. Where does Obama stand? Not to much support I believe.

  15. Gorto,

    You bet! I really love Hillary’s tough talk. Her instinct is always very tough, which is in sharp contrast with the other two male candidates Edwards/Obama.
    Edwards & Obama are your typical Dukakus liberals…

  16. Gorto, I mentioned the Chertoff upset. It occurred during the LiveStrong Forum on cancer. During that forum, Gonzales’ resignation was announced. Hillary applauded with the whole auditorium and then mentioned she hoped that Bush’s next nominee would not bring the type of incompetence that surrounded Katrina. Katrina was overseen by FEMA which is now a division of the Department of Homeland Security headed now and then by Michael Chertoff. In the congressional hearings surrounding the failures by the federal government in responding to Katrina, FEMA head Michael Brown testified that he warned Chertoff, his direct supervisor, in the chain of command about the possibility of the levees failing and other problems which would lead to a destruction of life and property. Chertoff failed to follow up on the warnings. Since then, many members of the public, press and government state the failings fall fully on his shoulders.

    her one well-timed, off the cuff remark torpedoed him. now mind you, the resignation was leaked the day before on TPM and Chertoff was reported to be the odds on favorite. The fact the resignation occurred during the second anniversary of Katrina gave Hillary an opening and she went for the jugular and saved us a fight over Chertoff.

  17. i do have univision on comcast cable in east hartford,ct. i am assuming they will subtitle or translate for english speakers too.

  18. OkieAtty thanks so much for explaining. But has she been given credit in the media somewhere of this? Or have they mentioned other reasons as to why chertoff isn’t getting the GA gig?

  19. We just started a separate post for the debate transcription.

    For televisions with SAP capacity, don’t forget you can probably watch the whole debate in English.

  20. Gorto, within 6 hours of her comments the MSM picked up on Chertoff being over Katrina and the 2 yr anniversary. No one gave her credit, but she was the first, and the LS forum was replayed like 3x that day.

  21. hey, kostner: I published that diary both on daily kos and on Hillary’s Bloggers. The one on daily kos created a small brush fire, and Hillary’s Hub went with the more sedate and pro-Hillary discussion.

  22. OkieAtty: I will keep an eye out for you and rate you up. Just a little secret that most Kossacks don’t seem to appreciate: A rating requires two people to rate a comment. If someone drops a troll rating, it is meaningless until a second poster adds a rating. Yes, the intelligence and civility quotient at daily kos is very low these days: I agree.

  23. DCDem, I’m the Raving Badger over there right now.

    Secret, did you see the last line of the article about Hillary being #1 and Oprah being #2 in influence? Teehee.

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