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Romney Writes Off Hispanic Voters In Selecting Paul Ryan for Ticket

By August 11, 2012

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Choosing Paul Ryan for his running mate means that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is all but giving up on the Hispanic vote in November.

Ryan, the seven-term congressman from Wisconsin, has built a hard-line record on immigration issues and voted against the DREAM Act. Romney passed over several other candidates with more moderate immigration records, most notably Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has urged the party to soften its stands on immigration matters.

Rubio tried to put together a Republican version of the DREAM Act earlier this year and at least had something to offer Hispanic voters.

"Throughout his life, Mitt Romney has made great decisions, and choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is a truly inspired choice," a diplomatic Rubio said of the Ryan choice. "I got to know Paul during my Senate campaign when he endorsed me early on when I was still considered a long shot. Paul Ryan is a courageous reformer who understands our nation's challenges, has proposed bold policy solutions to solve them, and has shown the courage to stand up to President Obama and other Washington politicians trying to tear him down.

"The Romney-Ryan ticket is going to win in November because it offers the American people visionary leadership to recapture the free enterprise spirit that has empowered countless Americans to build businesses from scratch and live the American dream."

In the 2008 election, President Obama won 67% of the Hispanic vote against John McCain. In July, an NBC-Wall Street Journal-Telemundo poll found Obama is the choice of 67% of Hispanics this time around. Apparently Romney believes there is no changing that.

The Hispanic vote could tell the story in important swing states like Florida, Colorado and Nevada.


August 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm
(1) PatrioticMary says:

Believe me….Romney will only pick up MORE votes of Americans who are sick to death of this illegal alien invasion!! He almost has mine if they get strong on combatting this problem and ridding OUR nation of this scourge! Millions upon millions of American CITIZENS are completely fed UP with politicians who do not aggressively work on getting these invaders out of here! Many Americans of mexican and other hispanic descents are fed up as well with the pandering.

Not ALL hispanics think alike any more than any other group all thinks alike, so to assume that Romney has lost the vote of ALL hispanics is just plain stupid…and not true. Besides, many of the hispanics voting in our elections are illegal aliens and if we enact voter ID laws, that will take care of that. They’re already leaving the polls where proper ID is required to prove citizenship…and that’s as it should be.

Americans have had enough and we’re REALLY pissed off about this!!

August 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm
(2) PatrioticMary says:

Black people are approximately 13% of the population in this nation and we have even less hispanics, so Nobama won 67% of approximately 9%…big deal. You place much too much importance on much too little.

August 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm
(3) PatrioticMary says:

Oh and by the way…I’m a DEMOCRAT!! I will NEVER vote Democrat again until they start representing AMERICANS instead of illegal aliens. So, you see, Dan dear, not all Democrats think alike either, although no one in my BIG, DEMOCRAT family of over 30 people will be voting Democrat either until they start siding with Americans instead of invaders.

You should really do your research better, Danny boy.

August 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm
(4) ant says:

its more like idiotic mary. hispanics are larger than blacks. if you didnt know that ur ignorant. im not going to waste more time responding to your lies. waste of time. OBAMA 2012!!!! LATINO VOTE 2012

August 13, 2012 at 9:56 am
(5) Dave Gorak says:

Why do journalists continue to act as though Hispanics are different from the rest of us and “at least should be offered something”? Rubio’s “offer” was a version of amnesty, and Moffet should come right out and say it. And Ryan’s “hard line on immigration issues” is anything but. See below:


Dave Gorak
Executive director
Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration
La Valle, WI

August 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm
(6) John E. says:

Whoa Mary. Got too much time on your hands. Get a man. You are too stressed. Getting upset over other peoples opinion at 2:35 am shows how lonely you really are. SMH. Get some…….

August 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm
(7) EM says:

All Hispanics are not the same. I am female, Hispanic and my parents immigrated from Mexico–LEGALLY, over 40 years ago! Every person I know that is Hispanic is voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket. We are not for Illegal immigrants getting benefits that we, legal citizens, have to pay for. Romney/Ryan 2012!

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