February 2, 2012

NOW THAT HE'S WON, HE JUST NEEDS A "COMPREHENSIVE REFORM" OF HIS OWN:

Mitt Romney makes leap with Hispanics (Aaron Blake, 02/02/2012, Washington Post)

One of Romney's more remarkable turnarounds in the Florida primary between 2008 and 2012 was among the state's many Hispanic voters. While he increased his vote share overall by 12 points, from 31 percent to 43 percent, he increased his performance among Hispanics by 40, from 14 percent in 2008 to 54 percent on Tuesday, according to exit polls.

That's a pretty huge improvement, but how much does it mean going forward?

In reality, Romney's tiny share of the Hispanic vote in 2008 seemed to be at least partially about who he was running against, versus any issues Hispanics had with him.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), after all, was the chief Republican behind comprehensive immigration reform -- indeed, one of the only Republicans behind it -- and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has long had a good relationship with the Hispanic community, including taking 43 percent of the Hispanic vote in his 1997 mayor's race.

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