This person doesn’t sound anything like a conservative
The Hispanic pols she thinks the GOP should promote more, such as Martinez and Rubio, are pro-amnesty.
With something approaching 75% of Hispanic immigrants on some form of welfare and all of them eligible for affirmative-action advantages, more Hispanic immigrants does equal more Democrat votes.
She is right about outreach, as was Michael Steele regarding the African American community; but that would only slightly lessen the perpetual advantage that affirmative action, especially, has given the Democrats.
That could be, but now she's raising 6 kids with her Republican Congressman husband. True, she has the hyphenated last name and gave all the children Spanish names, but with 6 children running around there's a limit to how liberal she can be.
I don't know about her political prescriptions but it wouldn't be wise to just tell her off or turn her away because of acquaintances she had 20 years ago (when she was Young Republican).
I gather she had a hard time reconciling her own convictions with those of her Real World housemates. It's to her credit that she didn't either give in to their views or run away screaming.
When Bill Buckley started his conservative magazine, National Review, back in the 1950s a lot of his contributors were people who had been radicals or communists, bohemians or libertines 20 or 30 years before.
They got older. They changed their views. Real world problems and hard-earned truths replaced youthful experimentation and enthusiasms. They grew up.