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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 02:01 PM
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McCain in Trouble with Latinos
Edited on Mon Oct-13-08 02:04 PM by Xipe Totec
McCain's relationship with the Latino community has been poisoned by the anti-immigrant Tancredo wing of the Republican party, but also by McCain himself. When he coauthored the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill, which would have provided a path to citizenship for 12 million illegals, many of them Latinos, he was cheered by the Latino community.

For a while it looked like he could have gotten more than the 40% of the Latino vote that Bush got in 2004. But when he rejected his own bill and said he would veto it if Congress passed it, the Latinos bailed on him. Four key swing states--Florida, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico--have large Latino populations and he has developed a profound weakness there that is probably too late to repair. Earlier this year when McCain was forced to make a choice--between the Tancredos and the Latinos--he chose the Tancredos and he has now discovered that you reap what you sow.

http://www.electoral-vote.com /


Color me surprised - NOT!

(ETA :)


Hispanics turn cold shoulder to McCain:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14444.html



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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 02:03 PM
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1. He's in trouble with white voters too
eom
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 02:05 PM
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2. His campaign is a rainbow of clusterfucks (n/t)
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 02:08 PM
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4. LOL!
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 02:07 PM
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3. Si Se Puedes !!
We can get rid of the heartless Republican bastards and move closer to economic justice !!

With the help of the Latino community !!
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 02:13 PM
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5. There's a small Hispanic grocer in my neighborhood
& their front windows are plastered with Obama/Biden signs! You can hardly read their sale signs for all the O/B signs. :)
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