Friday, March 31, 2023

Comentarios from Maria: For Latino voters, a candidate’s last name is irrelevant, what matters is their substance

One of the few certainties that has emerged during this election cycle is that any Republican candidate who hopes to reach the White House has to win at least 40 percent of the Hispanic vote. With approximately 25 million eligible voters, the sheer magnitude and influence of Latino voters is a demographic reality that nobody […]

GOP’s Misguided Understanding of Latino Voters

Jeb Bush believes that in order to win over Latinos in the coming 2016 election Republicans should embrace higher levels of immigration and in turn, Latinos will move over to the GOP camp. In exchange for supporting higher levels of immigration, Bush and other Republicans in the 2016 GOP presidential field reason that Latinos will […]

Bush and Rubio to vie for Florida, Latino votes

Spanish-speaking, Floridian, Republican, presidential ambitions: an account of the major common denominators between former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his onetime-understudy, Sen. Marco Rubio. Upon Rubio’s announcement yesterday of his official run for the White House (and Bush’s still-anticipated announcement), the son of Cuban immigrants will square off with the husband of a Mexican-American in […]

Jeb Bush self-identified as ‘Hispanic’ in 2009 voter form, laughs off ‘mistake’

In a 2009 voter registration form obtained by the New York Times, former Florida governor and likely GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush listed himself as “Hispanic” in what is now being perceived as a humorous gaff from the Bush camp, but as a serious offense from Democrats who feel the misstep reveals a leader well-removed […]

Research group Media Matters launches campaign scrutinizing Latino news and ‘conservative misinformation’

Media Matters, the research group known for calling out “conservative misinformation” in the mass media, launched a Hispanic engagement initiative yesterday targeting rightwing organizations whose goal it is to politically influence Latinos through Spanish-language media. The program will highlight the lack of Latino voices in mass media and challenge stereotypes it perceives as damaging and […]

Jeb Bush wants to ‘politely ask’ undocumented immigrants to leave U.S.

The 2016 presidential race is far from decided, but sound bites from presidential hopefuls have begun to trickle down the pipeline, stirring the pot and adding yet more speculation in an already-complicated field. Most recently, Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, brother of President George W. Bush and a widely considered frontrunner for the Republican presidential […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “No Casa Blanca for the GOP”

As a Democrat, predictably, I find all of the presidential candidates and the policies they support anathema to everything I believe this country needs right now. Their “solutions” are regurgitated failures that have been tried before and are a big reason President Obama inherited an economy on the brink of another Great Depression. As a […]

Latino Battleground States Crucial for Electoral College Votes in 2012

The states of Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Florida went to President Barack Obama in 2008, and now with an added count of electoral votes as a result of reapportionment, these Latino battleground states stand to play a major role in whether the president will be re-elected in 2012, according to an analysis by Latino […]

GOP Attempts New Plan to Better Reach Hispanics

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is heading efforts to help salvage what is left of his party’s reputation with Hispanics after months of highly charged anti-immigrant rhetoric in hopes that gaining favor with this voting bloc will help Republicans win back the White House in 2012. As reported by La Plaza, The Hispanic Leadership Network […]

Republican Presidential Hopefuls to Skip Hispanic Forum

A gathering of the big names in national conservative politics early next year was to provide a forum for 2012 hopefuls to address the largest minority group in the country–Hispanics.  However, fresh off of leading the way for the defeat of immigration reform in Congress, most Republicans are declining the opportunity. The Hispanic Leadership Network […]