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Hispanics Turn Cold Shoulder to McCain
The Politico ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ben Smith

Posted on 10/09/2008 7:09:23 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative

Despite championing immigration reform in 2007, John McCain is poised to lose the Hispanic vote by a landslide margin that is well below President George W. Bush's 2004 performance.

Polls show Obama winning the broadest support from Latino voters of any Democrat in a decade, while McCain is struggling to reach 30 percent, closer to Senator Bob Dole's dismal 1996 result than to Bush's historic 40% four years ago.

McCain seems to have wound up with the worst of both worlds: He appears to be getting no credit from Latino voters for his past support for immigration reform, while carrying the baggage of other Republicans' hostility to illegal immigration.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; aliens; cira; electionpresident; hispanicvote; immigrantlist; justdesserts; justice; karma; mcamnesty; mccain; mccaintruthfile
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1 posted on 10/09/2008 7:09:23 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Just another reason why he never should have supported it to begin with. Stabbed in the back, but many of us could have called that.


2 posted on 10/09/2008 7:10:25 PM PDT by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

What happened to Rove’s theories?


3 posted on 10/09/2008 7:11:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Why? After all, he wants to keep them here. :-(


4 posted on 10/09/2008 7:12:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS running against Palin)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Can someone explain to me again how flooding the country with left-leaning voters from Mexico will help the Republican party?


5 posted on 10/09/2008 7:12:21 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Not voting is the lesser evil.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

It’s a sad truth but a truth nonetheless, like blacks, latinos also tend to support the candidate most likely to provide handouts and ask nothing in return. Perhaps not in numbers equal to blacks, but still in an overwhelming majority.


6 posted on 10/09/2008 7:12:28 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (Gore, Kerry, Obama. GOP Hat Trick 2008.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“...carrying the baggage of other Republicans’ hostility to illegal immigration.”

They don’t get it.

What part of “illegal” is so damn difficult to understand. And these illegal aliens, here without documentation, are NOT immigrants. They are criminals because they came here illegally.


7 posted on 10/09/2008 7:13:45 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Better invite a few million more and hope they change their mind.


8 posted on 10/09/2008 7:14:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: St. Louis Conservative
McCain seems to have wound up with the worst of both worlds: He appears to be getting no credit from Latino voters for his past support for immigration reform, while carrying the baggage of other Republicans' hostility to illegal immigration.

This won't stop McCain from trying...

9 posted on 10/09/2008 7:14:21 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Do you work for the leftist organization politico?

They obviously did not poll the Florida Cuban population.


10 posted on 10/09/2008 7:14:36 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

This is by the Politico. McCain had the La Raza guy speak at the convention.


11 posted on 10/09/2008 7:14:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: BinaryBoy

It can’t help the republicans. Isn’t it ironic that McCain’s undoing may come from the one ethnic group that he courted so hard that it damaged him with the base of his party? That is the reward one gets when they sell their soul for political gain.


12 posted on 10/09/2008 7:14:53 PM PDT by tatown
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To: St. Louis Conservative
And his reward for pandering to the pro-illegals crowd? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. In fact, Obama has gotten them to hate McCain.

Let this be a lesson to other Republican shamnesty proponents; they're going to hate you no matter what you do. They're always going to support Democrats. Period.
13 posted on 10/09/2008 7:16:10 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I’ve been waiting for something like this to show up. If things were great for 0bama with Hispanics, why would something like this show up? My guess is that you might also see a Bradly-like effect among Hispanics. We have to wait an see, but I always thought that the moment you see something like this, problems are on the horizon for 0bama.


14 posted on 10/09/2008 7:16:16 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (Socialism has ruined Latin America, let's not let it ruin the USA!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Good Old Politico reprinting another Obama Press release on there DNC Website !
I guess little Ben Smith beat fellow Obama media whore Mike Allen to the fax machine today !

I am still waiting for the Rove indictment that Politico announced two years ago ????

15 posted on 10/09/2008 7:16:24 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Hispanic men will not vote for Obama


16 posted on 10/09/2008 7:16:24 PM PDT by Porterville (Grammar Nazis- Hands off my mistakes!!!)
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To: AbeKrieger

Ok I am a Hispanic. Most Hispanics vote democrat...not only because of welfare, but also because the Republican party has never welcomed or sought after their votes....

Heck half of the Republican party cant understand their are such a thing as a LEGAL MEXICAN!

SOMETIMES I AM VERY INSULTED BY MY OWN PARTY!

I SPEAK SPANISH, NOT ONCE HAVE I GONE TO A PHONE BANK WHERE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS INTERESTED IN THE LATINO VOTE.

WHY WOULD YOU EVER GO TO SOMEONES HOUSE, WHEN YOU DONT FEEL WELCOMED?


17 posted on 10/09/2008 7:16:32 PM PDT by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: St. Louis Conservative


18 posted on 10/09/2008 7:17:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Liz; Tennessee Nana; AuntB

Views differ on why McCain hasn't exploited this issue.

"He just doesn't have the stomach for pandering," said Navarro.

LOL

19 posted on 10/09/2008 7:17:21 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: PhiKapMom
They obviously did not poll the Florida Cuban population.

What is that? About .5% of the hispanic population?

20 posted on 10/09/2008 7:18:42 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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