June 12, 2008

UH-OH...:

House Latinas Irked by Obama’s Neglect (Jonathan Allen, 6/11/08, Congressional Quarterly)

Barack Obama has a Latina problem in the House of Representatives, and it could be symptomatic of a larger obstacle to unifying his party.

Several Hispanic women who backed New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries are miffed at the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s failure so far to seektheir support, according to several sources familiar with their discontent. [...]

[O]bama has a tough task ahead in courting Clinton’s strongest constituencies, including Hispanics, women and working-class white voters.

In particular, the Illinois senator, who got swamped in most heavily Hispanic districts across the country, can ill afford to risk alienating potential surrogates in a community that has viewed him with skepticism.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 12, 2008 3:22 PM
Comments

That poor elephant--he just sits there in the living room, and feels so alone. Everyone pretends he just isn't there.

Those aren't "Clinton" voters, those are anti-Obama voters.

Posted by: Lou Gots at June 12, 2008 4:36 PM

House Latinas?????

Wow.

Posted by: Benny at June 12, 2008 5:05 PM

As someone who's married to a Latina, I know that he certainly doesn't want them mad at him.

He's certainly alienated my wife...she doesn't particularly like McCain, but she's dying to cast a "not Obama" vote.

Posted by: Foos at June 12, 2008 8:06 PM

Whistler, meet Graveyard.

Posted by: Bruno at June 12, 2008 10:56 PM

Obama will win the Hispanic vote 70-30.

Posted by: h-man at June 13, 2008 12:22 PM
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