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Richardson says Hispanic voters are key to Obama win
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/sep/14/richardson-says-hispanic-voters-are-key-obama-win/ ^ | 9/14/2008 | By Michael Mishak

Posted on 09/14/2008 8:07:12 PM PDT by television is just wrong

Democrats are realizing that winning the Hispanic vote is more critical than ever if they hope to carry Nevada in November.

And so as Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin rallied supporters in Carson City on Saturday, Democrats were redoubling their outreach efforts to Latinos. To point: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson gathered with local Hispanic leaders for a discussion on the economy at the College of Southern Nevada before setting off to canvass, attend a Telemundo soccer tournament and deliver remarks at the Clark County Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

The visit was one in a series of recent actions by the campaign underscoring the importance of the Hispanic vote here and throughout the Intermountain West.

“John Kerry lost Ohio,” Richardson said in an interview. “If he had won Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado, he would be president today. I think the key to the election are these three Western states — and the margin of victory is in the Hispanic vote.”


TOPICS: Nevada; New Mexico; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2008; electionpresident; elections; hispanicvote; mayorvillar; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden
Hispanic voters are probably the most ignorant voters not knowing what freedom really is, esp the recently arrived, and illegal alien voters. Obviously they can't count on people who are wise the their lies.
1 posted on 09/14/2008 8:07:13 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

that’s because richardson is supposedly half hispanic

and is a wannabe hispanic.


2 posted on 09/14/2008 8:10:28 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: television is just wrong

Blacks and latinos don’t like each other.


3 posted on 09/14/2008 8:10:52 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: television is just wrong

Nope - won’t happen.

Karl Rove and Bush and McCain said pandering to the illegal Hispanic crowd would win them over to the Republican banner.

NOT!


4 posted on 09/14/2008 8:11:01 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: television is just wrong

A good portion of the Hispanic voters do no like blacks.


5 posted on 09/14/2008 8:11:38 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: television is just wrong

My brother in Houston Texas speaks fluent Spanish and works a lot in south Texas. He tells me that down in the Valley, and over around Corpus where the population is overwhelmingly Latino...that they hate Obama.


6 posted on 09/14/2008 8:11:39 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: television is just wrong

If the hispanic vote is so critical then why is the VP nominee a white congressman from Delaware and not a hispanic governor from New Mexico.....?


7 posted on 09/14/2008 8:12:44 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: television is just wrong

Hispanic voters know one thing for sure, both parties are promising them amnesty.


8 posted on 09/14/2008 8:13:05 PM PDT by chaos_5 (See my profile for cool McCain/Palin "lipstick" stickers!)
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To: Jeff Head

good news then?


9 posted on 09/14/2008 8:13:25 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: Jeff Head
That's Texas. Try NM or CA, the latter of which is a lost cause. Hispanic voters will likely decide NM.
10 posted on 09/14/2008 8:15:53 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: television is just wrong

I beg to differ. I am hispanic, and conservative. I also believe that more effort must be made on the hispanic community to show them that our conservative values are their values.

The vast majority are good Catholics, that have been lied to by liberal “hispanics”. We have to keep working towards awakening the sleeping hispanic conservative giant.


11 posted on 09/14/2008 8:16:18 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: television is just wrong

And on top of that is the language barrier, which helps the democrats. They get their ‘news’ from the Spanish language stations...all one sided.....and none of which even carried Palin’s speech. So all they get is Obama for the most part.


12 posted on 09/14/2008 8:16:43 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: television is just wrong

Hispanics will overwhelmingly vote for corrupt socialist candidates, so the Democrats have no worries in that regard (and the GOP has nothing to gain by pandering). The trick is getting them to go to the polls, as their level of civic participation tends to be very low.


13 posted on 09/14/2008 8:26:18 PM PDT by bornred
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To: bornred

Brought to you by hispanics for Castro. Good swimmers by the way!


14 posted on 09/14/2008 8:28:26 PM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: randog

cause obama is stupid.


15 posted on 09/14/2008 8:31:06 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: bornred

We should not underestimate Bill Richardson. After all, when the Northern Alliance under Masood had the Taliban on the run the first time, during the Clinton administration, Slick Bill sent Half Hispanic Bill over and he bailed out the Taliban. He is a good democrat who knows how to help the enemy and try and make us lose wars for America. So many of the ordinary hispanics in these country actually try to win them and so many serve in our armed forces, it will take all Bill R’s skill to turn them against the country they think of as their own.


16 posted on 09/14/2008 8:31:37 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Jeff Head

Same is true in S. Florida among the Cuban community — they hate Obama.

Richardson is blowing smoke.


17 posted on 09/14/2008 8:33:43 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: television is just wrong
Hispanic voters are probably the most ignorant voters not knowing what freedom really is, esp the recently arrived, and illegal alien voters. Obviously they can't count on people who are wise the their lies.

What an overreaching insulting thing to say. If they are ignorant, it is because they, like the rest of the younger generation are being indoctrinated by left-wing schools and pandering politicians. NM has had a proud history of educated politicians from both parties (carpetbagger Richardson not included) and lost many good men fighting in WW-II and later wars in defense of this country.

18 posted on 09/14/2008 8:34:54 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sign at Albuquerque rally: "Sarah, you had us at 'Hello'")
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To: ABQHispConservative

There are significant numbers of hispanic conservatives out there like yourself, but they need to speak up more. Their voices will be heard.


19 posted on 09/14/2008 8:36:12 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

Amen brother.


20 posted on 09/14/2008 8:40:27 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: CedarDave

they come from a pretty much marxist society down there in Mexico and parts of South America. They DO NOT know the freedoms or our history nor do they care to. Most of them come here for jobs and free medical care as well as many other benefits we offer to them.

They know little of the freedom we have, they just know they can make money here. Therefore it makes them ignorant.

They are NOT stupid they are misinformed.


21 posted on 09/14/2008 8:41:49 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: bornred

The GOP has plenty to gain by being hispanic-friendly. Hispanic votes are competitive unlike the black vote and their immigration patterns are similar to those of the Irish or Italian-Americans of years past.

Hispanics in Texas and Florida are quite competitive. They are as a block very socially conservative and those who escape socialist regimes are quite friendly to the Republican party. We have to separate the hispanic vote from the illegal vote which is fairly large.

That being said, Richardson is a pathetic loser who had no reason being in the primaries or thinking his endorsement meant anything.


22 posted on 09/14/2008 8:42:26 PM PDT by DiogenesLaertius (Lets Act like True Conservatives Here)
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To: Jeff Head
He tells me that down in the Valley, and over around Corpus where the population is overwhelmingly Latino...that they hate Obama.

Same here in our office in NM. One listens to Rush and Sean, and another is vocal in her hatred of him.

23 posted on 09/14/2008 8:43:43 PM PDT by CedarDave (Sign at Albuquerque rally: "Sarah, you had us at 'Hello'")
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To: randog

Obama didn’t want to anger the Clinton’s for one reason.


24 posted on 09/14/2008 8:45:03 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: television is just wrong

I believe some of them overestimate their importance.

Our country will not completely fall apart if all the illegals go away.

Our elections do not hinge completely on their votes.

Too much La Raza type propaganda I suppose.


25 posted on 09/14/2008 8:54:13 PM PDT by Califreak (Rome is burning and nobody cares)
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To: lookout88

“Blacks and latinos don’t like each other.”

Blacks and Whites don’t like each other. Blacks and Blacks don’t like each other. Whites and Whites don’t like each other.


26 posted on 09/14/2008 8:54:44 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Califreak

well, if they went away, we’d have to OMG mow our own lawns, save 50.00 or more a month


27 posted on 09/14/2008 8:58:37 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: ken21

half irish, half hispanic


28 posted on 09/14/2008 8:59:20 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: television is just wrong

You talkin to me buddy?

I know what freedom is.


29 posted on 09/14/2008 8:59:32 PM PDT by SBprone
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I don’t think that the Hispanics will automatically fall in line with 0bama.

As far as not knowing what freedom is, many people who come from oppressive countries know more about freedom than native Americans. They have a full perspective that most Americans don’t have.


30 posted on 09/14/2008 8:59:41 PM PDT by Tramonto (No You Can't)
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To: sagar

lol, people of any race combined or not do NOT like each other.


31 posted on 09/14/2008 9:00:09 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: sagar

I’ll say this, her last name is Palin but Sarah sure looks like one of those hot Latina mamas to me. I wonder if any Latinos identify with her looks at all.


32 posted on 09/14/2008 9:00:11 PM PDT by johnnycap
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is he related to the family that owns richardson trading in nw nm on the indian res’?


33 posted on 09/14/2008 9:02:01 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Tramonto

they will fall in line with who their hispanic leaders tell them to vote for.


34 posted on 09/14/2008 9:02:21 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: Tramonto

As far as not knowing what freedom is, many people who come from oppressive countries know more about freedom than native Americans. They have a full perspective that most Americans don’t have.

Mexican American is not the same as Mexicans and as much as Gov. Richardson would LIKE to think the world and his state vote is important...it’s not..I doubt they will fall too quickly in line with Obama. A lot are hard working good people that have a lot of family in the military due to the benefits.


35 posted on 09/14/2008 9:14:33 PM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: Jeff Head; television is just wrong; SwinneySwitch
My brother in Houston Texas speaks fluent Spanish and works a lot in south Texas. He tells me that down in the Valley, and over around Corpus where the population is overwhelmingly Latino...that they hate Obama.

I've heard through the grapevine that quite a number of prominent Hispanic Democrats in Corpus Christi will not be voting for Obama.

One of Obama's Harvard Law School buddies, Juan Garcia, is running for reelection for a second term representing district 32 (a mostly Republican district that is partially in Corpus Christi) in the Texas legislature. Both Hugo Berlanga (a former state representative) and Tony Bonilla (family of trial lawyers) are endorsing Todd Hunter a former Democrat legislator who is running as a Republican. Hunter was actually born into a Republican family in Oklahmoa, but he ran as a Democrat back in the eighties when the Democrats controlled the legislature. Juan who used to be called "John" before becoming a politician is notorious for "gost voting" for other legislators and having other legislators "ghost vote" for him while he was absent from the legislature rasing money and campaigning for Obama. He's also known for being late or even a no show to events he has committed to attending. He even caused hundreds of Boy Scouts to stand for 30 minutes at mid day in the south Texas summer sun at an event where he was supposed to speak but never showed up.

36 posted on 09/14/2008 9:18:01 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: television is just wrong

Hispanics are practically roped and branded by the Dem party at the border (hint - maybe the GOP should do more itself???) - but they are still not 100% in the Obama camp.

Blacks do not like Hispanics, who generally do better than blacks do even though they, Hispanics, are at a disadvantage because they are immigrants and because of the language issue. Hispanics don’t like being lumped in with blacks, and a lot of low-income areas are marked by conflicts between blacks and Hispanics. I don’t think Obama is flying very high with Hispanics, from what I’ve read.


37 posted on 09/14/2008 9:44:34 PM PDT by livius
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Democrats are realizing that winning the Hispanic vote is more critical than ever if they hope to carry Nevada in November.

No candidate can win any office without crossover votes from other tribes.

I enjoy the most fun of all, because I am technically Latino, usually mistaken for "Caucasian", but claim African-American on every form, questionnaire or poll which requires an answer.

I am waiting for the tribal politics to catch up to me and allow me to vote three times.

38 posted on 09/14/2008 10:55:31 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: DiogenesLaertius
Hispanic votes are competitive

When have a majority of non-Cuban Hispanics ever voted Republican? I don't see this happening often at all.

Note that the exit poll that claimed that Bush won 44% of Hispanics was the same poll that forecasted a Kerry victory. Oops. Revised numbers put his share somewhere in the high 30s. Bush never had a chance of closing a 20+ point gap to win this group.

Republicans would be far better off appealing to their core constituency - white males. Obviously there is overlap but they gain nothing if they trade plentiful white male votes for scarce Hispanic votes.

and their immigration patterns are similar to those of the Irish or Italian-Americans of years past.

Illegal Hispanics are invading cities large and small across the U.S., forming geographically large ethnic enclaves, committing absurd numbers of crimes, spreading gang warfare and blight, demanding (and getting) special privileges from the government, and milking public services for all that they're worth. And one could reasonably expect that they will continue to "stick with their own kind" more than white European immigrants, because that's exactly how racial minority groups usually behave.

The influx of Irish and Italians didn't exactly go off without a hitch either, but it didn't look anything like what we're seeing today.

39 posted on 09/14/2008 11:19:47 PM PDT by bornred
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To: DiogenesLaertius
The GOP has plenty to gain by being hispanic-friendly.

Certainly. The trick is to attract Hispanic voters without becoming pandering race-obsessed dolts like the lib Democrats.

It is hard to do, and the lines are not always clear.

It would probably help for McCain, or Sarah to perhaps do multiple campaign appearances with Linda Chavez, or with other hispanic/Spanish Republicans. (I'm not a big fan of Chavez, but she could help alleviate any mistrust among the moderate GOP leaning Hispanics.

Like I said, it is not easy to go after one particular voting block without being seen as a panderer.

40 posted on 09/17/2008 11:22:35 AM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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