If they are American citizens and can vote, they should know English. Why should the candidates depend on translators to communicate their message? We need to make English the OFFICIAL language of this country or we will be Balkanized along cultural and linguistic lines. We see what has happened in Canada.
“We see what has happened in Canada.”
Off topic...but yeah...I see what has happened in Canada...they actually exploit their vast reserves of oil and gas while we ignore ours.
If they are American citizens and can vote, they should know English. Why should the candidates depend on translators to communicate their message?
But that's not the issue here. It's a free country, and even if English was to become the official language, there is nothing to stop millions of Hispanic voters from preferring Spanish as their language of choice.
So the last thing a politician or party wants to do is alienate an increasingly powerful bloc of votes by telling them that unless you only use English in the electoral process (debates, polling, voting, etc) then we're not interested in your support.
Voters are consumers too, and if Republican politicians refuse to sell themselves to the Hispanic voters, then they should not be surprised if the voters don't buy from them. Holding a Spanish language debate is simply a good marketing tactic, nothing more.