We were just discussing the irresistible allure of talking about our dads, weren’t we? Well, here’s the latest ad from the Romney campaign in Florida. Politics aside (I know it’s hard) . . . what do you think of his son Craig Romney’s Spanish? The ad is running in Florida, the state where I lived for the past month, but I never caught it on TV. Is his Spanish fitz-presidential enough for you? Can you tell he lived in Chile for a few years? (I kept waiting for the weon and ¿cachai? to no avail) I know you only get sixteen seconds to make a judgment, but I’m eager to hear it anyway. As you can imagine, in my ideal world all the candidates would be fluent in Spanish.
One fruitful byproduct of this ad: sent me to the dictionary to look up how to say “to pander” in Spanish. Hm, I’m not sure what the most standard word for it would be, but I think I’d say lambonear in colloquial Colombian Spanish.