The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials enjoyed near back-to-back speeches on immigration and other Latino issues today by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and later, President Obama.
Rubio blamed partisan politics for the current immigration standstill and Obama reiterated his support of the Dream Act. The mediasphere is ablaze with analyses of both speeches. But what did the Twitterverse have to say? We've compiled some of the most compelling tweets during both speakers.
Sen. Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio's subtext is atrocious. Although I deny you those policies my family benefitted from, I'm still your man #NALEO— RibletsOnThePan (@ribletsonthepan) June 22, 2012
Rubio calling for "balanced approach" to immigration reform. Reflection of Dem rhetoric on debt reduction?— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) June 22, 2012
#NALEO great and honest speech on immigration by Senator Rubio at the conference.— Esteban Bovo (@EstebanBovo) June 22, 2012
Rubio is ON POINT with immigration in his #NALEO speech. This is why Romney could use him as VP.— Joe Culotta (@JoeCulotta) June 22, 2012
#NALEO ugggh.Senator Rubio takes a cheap shot at the President and ruins his speech.Crowd murmurs with disapproval.— John Duran (@JohnDuran) June 22, 2012
Rubio did not detail his alternative DREAM Act at #NALEO speech— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) June 22, 2012
People at #NALEO seem much more enthusiastic to see Obama than Romney or even Rubio. Cheering already bc it's about to start.— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) June 22, 2012
Notice how Pres Obama's speech was different from Romney's. POTUS spoke about how to create change for rich, poor, and middle class. #NALEO— Beatrice Peterson (@MissBeaE) June 22, 2012
President Obama is KILLING it at the #NALEO conference right now.He may win the Latino vote by 80 points.— Matt S (@mschles) June 22, 2012
Interesting at #NALEO , Obama, Jeb Bush & Rubio all criticize Washington stalemate, political gamenship & paralyzing partisanship— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 22, 2012