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Hispanic voters love Obama, but Marco Rubio could end the romance
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 5, 2012 | Anthony Man

Posted on 03/05/2012 1:57:26 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Hispanic voters in Florida and across the country give exceedingly high marks to President Barack Obama and overwhelmingly favor his re-election.

The findings come from a Fox News Latino/Latin Insights poll released Monday. The poll also showed that in Florida and elsewhere Hispanic support for Obama dips if the eventual Republican nominee picks U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for vice president.

(Excerpt) Read more at weblogs.sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hispanics; latinos; obama; rubio
Obama and Rubio differ on many view points. Do the people polled know this?
1 posted on 03/05/2012 1:57:37 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Many people do not vote, based on issues.
Instead, they vote on appearance, race and gender.
2 posted on 03/05/2012 2:01:44 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: ConservativeStatement

I subscribe to the thinking that Marco Rubio could and will be a valuable player when it comes to persuading Hispanics to leave the dark side, but the dark side is powerful, and it has its hooks into a vast majority of Hispanic voters. The Republican Party, the Tea Party and conservatives in general, will have help Rubio all they can.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 2:05:00 PM PST by pallis
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To: ConservativeStatement

What about Gov Susanna Martez (R-NM)?


4 posted on 03/05/2012 2:05:57 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Kansas58

“Many people do not vote, based on issues.
Instead, they vote on appearance, race and gender.”

You’re correct, of course, but I’d also add religion to that list. Santorum is getting a lot of support for that reason, notwithstanding his weak policies and record.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 2:06:20 PM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: ConservativeStatement
A Santorum/Rubio or Gingrich/Rubio Ticket would be great.

Unfortunately, if it's Romney-the-RINO/Rubio, we know he would be the "token-Hispanic VP" (that's how Soros got The Messiah/token Black).

6 posted on 03/05/2012 2:11:12 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Hispanic voters love Obama

WHY?

7 posted on 03/05/2012 2:15:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Rubio is NOT a natural born Citizen.

I would NOT vote for any presidential ticket that included Marco Rubio or any other ineligible candidate.

8 posted on 03/05/2012 2:20:25 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: BenLurkin
They like lefties?


9 posted on 03/05/2012 2:25:43 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Perdogg

Gov. Martinez would be a fool to follow Palin’s path to destruction: a first term GOP woman governor dragged on to a presidential ticket. She should wait for her second term and 2016 and run in her own right.


10 posted on 03/05/2012 2:27:54 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Godebert

Spot on!


11 posted on 03/05/2012 2:28:47 PM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Godebert
Rubio is NOT a natural born Citizen.

Really? WHEN was he naturalized?

12 posted on 03/05/2012 2:29:03 PM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: BenLurkin

Very simple - because he has brown skin - for 95% of blacks, and most hispanics, that is all that matters.

He can do no wrong to these fools.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 2:31:38 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: PJ-Comix

Rubio’s parents were not naturalized citizens until a few years after his birth in Miami. Even if he were eligible, he is soft on illegal immigration.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 2:39:59 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rubio is a Romney guy, and a participant in the “Bloody Thursday” week of attacks against Gingrich.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 2:43:19 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: GlockThe Vote
Very simple - because he has brown skin - for 95% of blacks, and most hispanics, that is all that matters. He can do no wrong to these fools.

Actually, it's more a hankering for free stuff, quotas in academic admissions and hiring and other minority preferences. This is why when the GOP runs blacks against white Democrats, it consistently loses the black vote 9 to 1. Black and Hispanic voters are pretty rational - it's white and Asian voters who consistently vote for handouts and preferences at their own expense.

16 posted on 03/05/2012 3:05:27 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Godebert

You still haven’t answered my question. If Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen then that means he must have been Naturalized. So WHEN was Rubio Naturalized?


17 posted on 03/05/2012 3:18:50 PM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: PJ-Comix
Naturalized is NOT the same as natural born.The key is sole allegiance. Marco was also a Cuban citizen at birth through his Cuban parents.
18 posted on 03/05/2012 4:10:03 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert
Rubio is NOT a natural born Citizen.

In my opinion, he is. Neither of his parents owed allegiance to a foreign entity at the time of his birth. They had fled Castro's Cuba and were preparing to become American citizens.

According to the common law at the time of the Constitution's signing, that fit the definition of "natural born."

19 posted on 03/05/2012 4:26:30 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy
MINOR V. HAPPERSETT IS BINDING PRECEDENT AS TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEFINITION OF A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
20 posted on 03/05/2012 4:34:50 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert
Naturalized is NOT the same as natural born.

Correct. One is either a Naturalized or Natural Born Citizen. Since you are claiming that Rubio is not Natural Born Citizen that must mean he is NATURALIZED. So my question to you is WHEN was Marco Rubio NATURALIZED?

21 posted on 03/05/2012 6:31:57 PM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: traditional1
Rubio backs Romney because he is the closest to him politically. Nothing more. Nothing less. He's soft on immigration issues and would probably earn the same C+ which Mitt Romney earned in this analysis. There seems to be fewer issues dearer to the hearts of the Hispanic ethnic lobby than loosey-goosey immigration policies.

I can't remember the politician who asked "What more do they want? Moving sidewalks?" But it is true.

The exceptions, of course, are Americans of Hispanic descent who earned their way here and, of course, object to cheap and easy citizenship for those wanting to bring with them that which they ran away from. But they, unfortunately, represent the minority of Hispanics now.

22 posted on 03/05/2012 9:00:21 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BenLurkin

Because they come from nations dominated by Spanish political thought, which is very Leftist in nature. In Mexico for example...the two parties are in all essence democrat vs socialist.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 9:59:55 PM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Romney will choose the moderate hispanic governor out of New Mexico if he wins the nomination.


24 posted on 03/05/2012 11:32:49 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Godebert
That blog itself quotes the Supreme Court case acknowledging, "Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents."

It wasn't necessary for the court to decide on that basis so it didn't. It took the path of least resistance to make the clearest precedent.

It is, however, important they recognized the argument.

You go ahead and challenge Rubio or Jindal or how about Santorum or maybe you think Romney isn't a natural born citizen either.

The trouble with Birthers is you have no uniform agreement on a version of NBC: two citizen parents, two citizen parents themselves not naturalized, two citizen parents and born in country, etc...

25 posted on 03/06/2012 5:28:01 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: newzjunkey
That blog itself quotes the Supreme Court case acknowledging, "Some authorities go further and include as CITIZENS children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents."

Why then use just the word citizens if they were referring to natural born Citizens?

Whether persons born in the US to non-citizen parents were “citizens” was not a question before the Minor Court because Mrs. Minor was natural-born, whereas Wong Kim Ark was not. The determination of his citizenship required the 14th Amendment, whereas Mrs. Minor’s did not.

26 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:05 AM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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