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Has Mitt Romney Given Up on the Latino Vote?

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Mitt Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate and Gov. Chris Christie as the convention keynote speaker. For now, he seems to have put Latino outreach on a back burner.

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Azaima A (207)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:06 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:24 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:03 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:09 am
Noted. Thanks.

Elle B (84)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:56 am
Ty Cal.

CAUTION: Be very, very careful. When this bunch makes this type of move. . .they are up to their old tricks. . .they intend to take the country by "hook or crook." They've done it before [many times] and are quite capable of doing it again. [JustfFor starters they are banking on voter suppression, people too confused and/or fed up to vote, and taking "dog whistling and firing up the ignorant" to a whole new level. They have an entirely separate political and societal infrastructure in place ready to go. . .don't let intelligence be a blind side. . .that's what they are counting on . . .

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” ― George Carlin

"NEVER underestimate the power of stupid people...period." unknown

“For at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols” ― Aldous Huxley

“Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. [...]” ― Zbigniew Brzezinski

“Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know.” ― Robert Fulghum

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand." — Cardinal de Retz

"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. " — Frank Dane


H Nick H (1826)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 7:31 am
I guess there are not many Latino billionaires, so why care. They already have 5 to 8 of them that will buy the election. Sheldon Adlelson (Casinos in Nevada and China) pledged 100 million just for negative ads against Obama, with much more to come from him to defeat democrats everywhere.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 9:07 am
The countries latino population is only growing to ignore this is totally predictable with a moron like mittens.
He probably doesn't even realize that latinos are still caucasions no matter what he might think...
it's one thing to be prejudiced,yet another to be ignorant of why.

Dee C (229)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:12 am
What a piece of work he is..

Thanks Cal..

Kit B (276)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:55 am

Romney's father was born on a Mormon Commune in Mexico, he might have tried to use that as an edge to appeal to Latino voters. Instead he has chosen to turn radically right. A vote for Romney/Ryan is a vote for more of the insane political gambles we saw with GW Bush, perhaps much worse this time. Both Romney and Ryan dismiss the idea of global climate being affected by man-made influences. Expect more of the same push for drilling for oil, gas and use of coal. The ideas proposed for repealing the Affordable Care Act and an end to both Social Security and Medicare are not just talking points, they are both fully committed to these dangerous ideas. Had Social Security been privatized during the crash of 2007 and 2008, it would have been destroyed, that however, is the plan. For Medicare, seniors will get a tiny allocation of the money paid in for the purchase of private insurance. With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies will immediately return to disallowing preexisting conditions, those few who will be able to afford the price of insurance will be few. Being over 60 is very often a reason to expect to be turned down by an health insurance company.

While it seems that Romney has turned his back on minority population, he is also turning on all senior citizens who are not wealthy.

Louise D (44)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:54 am
Given his French was so stiff his Spanish was embarrassing. With the Republican party becoming older, whiter and more Protestant at a time when America is becoming younger, browner and less Protestant. The Republican party has become more and more out of tune with the Latino vote. Romney campaign when wooing Hispanic supporters is immigration. During the nomination race Republican contenders jockeyed with each other to come up with the strictest plans for a border fence until Herman Cain even suggested building an electrified fence.There was some crazy stuff coming out. In eventually winning the contest, Romney tacked far to the right, opposing a law that would have allowed the children of illegal immigrants to go to college, praising a controversial Arizona law that many critics have said is racist, and urging illegal immigrants to self-deport from America before a planned crackdown on benefits they can claim. Mittens has merely shown he really doesn't really like foreign people given he managed to insult his hosts when abroad in such a way he was a laughing stock in the UK.

Elaya Raja (39)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:14 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 5:59 am
Why try to win the votes of the Latino's, when he can just deprive them of the right to vote.

Mary S (1)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:10 am
It is so scary to think the R&R team could win. It definately show that somehow or another the rest of the country has to pass some kind of law on election spending, that canidates HAVE to put out the last 12 years of tax returns, that the Supreme Court has to reverse their postion that Corporations are people (why they, like the extremely rich, don't pay taxes anyway). Now with the Republican Party pushing very hard to privitize eduction, this country will become

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:53 am
I think Latinos like to see tax returns because they work hard & they pay hard as well.

. (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:35 am
What this article doesn't bring up is when your talk about Latinos, are you speaking of new citizens?Are you speaking about naturalized citizens? These two groups historically do not vote Republican- but Cubans do.
Historically, the GOP wins the popular vote in Dade and Broward counties where their are high percentages of Cubans.
This is why between this population, and the religious right, Florida is a state up for grabs every election.

Jim P (3257)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:03 am
The best idea for Rmoney & Ryein is to ignore the latino population.

The Latino people will not like that idea at all. In some states, the latino population is very
large and they do have the power to decide the outcome of this election.

Yes, the g o p party needs to ignore the latinos and the pukes must lose.

USA cannot afford to have the g o p running this country at all.

Ty, Cal.

David C (139)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:14 pm
lets hope so.....we cannot afford to have a RR Presidency.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:14 pm
Thanks Cal. I agree with Alexandra.

Paula M (39)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:56 pm
Romney will court the Latino vote through persuasion rather than pandering, approaching these Americans as individuals rather than shareholders of a special interest group and showing them how his policies are in their best interests. And I think that this approach will have long term success.

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:19 pm
It's easier for people like Mittens to just marginalize and trivialize the Latino population than it is to acknowledge their existence, importance and the power they hold in just about every way conceivable. He's been doing it to the 99% as long as anybody remembers so this will be easy for him, but come November all the people he looks down upon will make their voices heard loud and clear via the power of the vote.

Anne K (139)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 7:10 pm
All he has to do is go into some L.A. barrio and sing "Feliz Navidad".

On second thought, going to the MLK day parade in Miami and singing "Who Let The Dogs Out" didn't help him last time he was running for president.
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