Thu, Jan 26, 2012 11:42 AM EST

At the second and final "Meet the Candidates" event organized by Univision on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told news anchor Jorge Ramos the role of the US is to be a leader in freedom among nations. Romney told Ramos the U.S. is "a leader in freedom and in the free world and I believe that's a mantle that still rest on the shoulders of United States of America."