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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 PM

Obama’s big Hispanic win worries GOP


The President got 71 percent of the Hispanic vote on Tuesday

BY NICHOLAS RICCARDI, ASSOCIATED PRESS


DENVER (AP) — Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted for President Barack Obama. The reason for her was as natural as breathing.

“I feel closer to him,” said Vasquez, a 43-year-old Federal Express worker from Denver. “He cares about the Spanish people.”

Millions of Hispanic voters seconded that emotion Tuesday with resounding 71 percent support for Obama, tightening Democrats’ grip on the White House and putting Republicans on notice that they must seriously court the nation’s largest minority group if they want to win the presidency again.

According to initial exit polls, Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who backed hard-line immigration measures, came away with 27 percent Hispanic support, less than any presidential candidate in 16 years and a sharp drop from the 44 percent claimed by President George W. Bush in 2004 after he embraced immigration reform.

“We could have won this election if the party had a better brand name with Hispanics,” said Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union. “I don’t believe there’s a path to the White House in the future that doesn’t include 38 percent-40 percent Hispanic support.”

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http://www.salon.com/2012/11/08/obamas_big_hispanic_win_worries_gop/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:18 PM

1. Instead of changing their stance on Latinos

Their solution will be to deport them all, even those born here.

Hell, especially those born here.



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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:37 PM

2. Every day they hate on anyone who isn't a white male, then think they can just "tweak" their message

and win them over. These Republicans are truly fucking stupid.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:47 PM

3. "a better brand name with Hispanics" -- That says it all. They REALLY don't get it.

They think it's just an image problem. I guarantee you most of them think if they just put a few more Hispanic Americans in their TV ads and maybe have a few more speak at their convention, that will solve their problem.

The GOP has a real problem and it has little to do with just image. It has to do with their policy. If they don't start embracing meaningful policy changes, they are toast.

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