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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:06 AM


Latina Oprah Cristina Saralegui ENDORSES OBAMA

" On Monday morning, President Barack Obama received an endorsement from one of the most influential Hispanic TV personalities of all time, Cristina Saralegui.

Originally from Cuba, Saralegui came to the U.S. with her family when she was 12 years-old. Often referred to as the "Latina Oprah," she became a household name with her Miami-based Spanish-language talk show, "El Show de Cristina," where she hosted guests including Selena, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Gloria Trevi and other big names in the entertainment business. Her empire includes her talk show, which has won 11 Emmys and an estimated 100 million viewers worldwide, a Miami television studio, Casa Cristina, a furniture line, an upcoming clothing line and her own magazine Cristina La Revista according to TIME magazine.

Saralegui was named one TIME Magazine's "25 most influential Hispanics in America" in 2005.

This is Saralegui's first presidential endorsement.

"I came to this country when I was 12 years old, because my parents wanted to give me new opportunities to succeed. With their support and a lot of hard work I was able to pursue my dreams," said Saralegui in the video released by Obama for America.

"President Obama wants everyone to have the chances I had," she continued.

The video has been distributed both in English and Spanish.

She is “one of the most trusted names in the Hispanic community and we’re honored to have Cristina be a spokesperson for the campaign, speaking directly to Hispanic voters about the President’s accomplishments,” said campaign spokesman Jim Messina, according to The Miami Herald.




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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:25 AM

1. I understand that the opinions of Hispanics born outside the US don't matter

I learned that during the discussion on DU of Roberto Unger. As I understand it, Hispanics born in Latin American countries have no right to give their opinions of Obama.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:32 AM

2. Her first Presidential endorsement! What a coup for Campaign Obama.... Remember

when Oprah Winfrey endorsed Obama in 2008 and made it OK to risk supporting a risky newcomer over Hillary?

IMO this endorsement may prove just as decisive.

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Response to ProgressiveEconomist (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:41 AM

3. I tend to agree. The fact that its her "first Presidential endorsement" could raise a few eyebrows.


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