- Posted June 16, 2012 by
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Marco Rubio may help Mitt Romney win over just the right amount of Hispanic voters
After the Obama administration's desperate attempt to woo over the much love lost from Hispanic voters (much like he did last month in announcing his support for the Gay community after being opposed to it for many years), he announced his short-term solution to keep Hispanic voters from ruining his presidential bid this year.
Given the announcement, Marco Rubio is just the ticket Mitt Romney needs at this point. I still do not believe Marco Rubio will help him win among most Latino voters, but he may help him swing over just the right amount.
Sixty percent of Hispanic voters are concentrated in the West coast. More than thirty percent of the nation's Hispanics are in California. Because California is already a "blue" state, meaning it is in solid Democratic Party territory, Mitt Romney does not need to worry about convincing that bloc of voters. He needs to concentrate on swing state voters, such as Florida. Thankfully, elections are not about the popular vote. They are about the electoral vote and electoral votes matter.
A few weeks ago, Marco Rubio mentioned that Immigration is not a priority for Hispanics. And while that may be true in Florida because of the special treatment Cubans receive upon entering U.S. territory and the many Puerto Ricans (U.S. Citizens) that live there, that is not a true statement for most Hispanics in the United States. Generally, I believe Marco Rubio may not be a real asset for the Romney campaign among most Hispanics because he does not represent the majority of Hispanic sentiment, but the GOP needs to win Florida in the general election this November.
Keep in mind that most people advocating for Immigration reform and the so-called "Dream Act" already live in blue states and may not be likely to vote in this election because they're not U.S. citizens. And while they feel indebted to the Obama administration right now, in the long run, they will begin to resent him for the "quick-fix band-aid" rather than concentrating on a long-term solution. A long-term solution that he could have initiated in his second year in office if he really wanted to, instead of trying to give Hispanics eye-candy at this point.
What about the American people? What about the economy? What about the double-dip recession we are facing? That is exactly what the Obama administration is trying to distract you away from.