studying abroad jan 7 - jun 8
blog: DAMA EN ESPAÑA
Finally getting around to reading the March 5 issue of Time, and I just want to post this article by Jorge Ramos because I thought it was really interesting. I’m not a Republican so it’s not like I want them to get the Latino vote, I just find it so fascinating that Republican candidates are so blinded by their ignorance and white dominance that they won’t even acknowledge Latinos as political supporters.
(Not quite sure that it’s okay to do this because the full article is behind a paywall, but oh well.) Bolded text is my emphasis, obv…
No one can blame Hispanic voters for feeling politically isolated. Both Democrats and Republicans have failed to connect with us. Twelve million Latino voters are in search of a candidate, but so far there is none to be found.
Barack Obama broke a key campaign promise. But Republicans are making an extraordinary effort to lose the Hispanic vote. If Republicans can’t get at least 33% of that vote, they likely won’t win the presidency back. Since Ronald Reagan, every single Republican candidate who has gotten more than a third of the Hispanic vote has won the election. And all polls suggest that Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich won’t get close to that number by November.
Republicans seem set on losing the general election because they reject every reasonable immigration-reform proposal that comes their way.