Sunday, September 9, 2007

Landmark! DEM candidates on Univision; GOP Disrespects Latinos

All the declared contenders for the Democratic nomination are joining in a debate sponsored by and televised on the Spanish-language network Univision.
Joe Garcia, chairman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, believes the telecast will be a landmark event in the Latino world, drawing millions of viewers who have felt left out of American politics: "I believe more eyeballs will be watching this one than any other so far."

It is obvious that The Republican Party's base has moved so far to the right on immigration, Latino issues, and race-related issues, in general, that the [GOP] candidates cannot be bothered for a few hours of their time to spend. For all their talk about the GOP's "big tent," Republicans conspicuously spend so little time on black, Latino, Asian, etc., issues unless to demonize them as red meat for the base.

1 comment:

gatordem said...

It is really worth reminding people that Jim Davis won the Hispanic vote in Florida last year.

There is no reason that the Dem presidential nominee can not do the same thing. Tonight's event is a giant step down that road.