October 10, 2008

WHY WOULD THEY VOTE FOR A PARTY THAT HATES THEM?:

Hispanics turn cold shoulder to McCain (BEN SMITH, 10/9/08, Politico)

Polls show Obama winning the broadest support from Latino voters of any Democrat in a decade, while McCain is struggling to reach 30 percent, closer to Senator Bob Dole's dismal 1996 result than to Bush's historic 40% four years ago.

McCain seems to have wound up with the worst of both worlds: He appears to be getting no credit from Latino voters for his past support for immigration reform, while carrying the baggage of other Republicans' hostility to illegal immigration.

And he's been unable or unwilling to attack Obama—who was once thought to have taken a lethally liberal stance by supporting granting drivers licenses to illegal immigrants—from the right.


Maverick's room on immigration was on the opposite side, dividing Latinos from the Democrats on moral and labor issues, not getting the Right more whipped up.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at October 10, 2008 8:20 AM
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