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03-23-2013, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by theotis77 View Post
Rubio might give a very small bump in the Hispanic vote, but not anywhere near as much as the GOP thinks, mainly because it seems that the overall Hispanic community doesn't like Cuban exile community very much.

The GOP seems to have this idea that, well, he's Hispanic, so therefore all other Hispanics will like him and want to vote for him. It's a little more complicated than that.
They figured that's what worked for Obama

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03-23-2013, 11:00 AM
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It was funny how they found the 5 or 6 minority politicians in their entire party and trotted them out at their convention last year.

Meanwhile 98 percent of the delegates were white.

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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
They figured that's what worked for Obama
Yeah, their thought process is pretty dumb with this whole thing. I do think Obama's race had an impact on getting the black community to vote, for sure. But his race sure didn't pull a bunch of black voters away from the GOP.

Hispanics are a little more on the fence between the GOP and the Dems (last election notwithstanding), but their culture and heritage is also more varied than African-Americans. Mainly because they're not as far removed from their heritage. So, you can't lump them all together as one big "Hispanic" voting bloc who will rally behind <insert random Hispanic candidate here>. Colombians and Hondurans tend to have disdain for Mexicans. And none of the groups seem to like second or third generation Cubans. Mexicans are something like 65% of all Hispanics in the US, so putting forward a Mexican-American candidate could rally Mexican voters, but probably not enough to swing a majority of Hispanic voters to the GOP. And they would lose a whole lot of the Tea Party crowd in the process, who would be disincentivized to vote. The Tea Party might tolerate a son of Cubans who fled from left-wing economics, but beyond that is pushing it.

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