Skip to comments.Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president? (Oh Jeez!)
Posted on 07/31/2012 9:12:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
LOS ANGELES When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Obama will be clear. It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016--taking center stage to accept his party's nomination on the final night. Despite running the country's second largest city and coming from the fastest growing voting demographic in America, the mayor himself is quick to wave off talk of a presidential run. "The answer is no," Villaraigosa replied when asked by Yahoo News if he wanted to be president one day. "I want to finish this job with a bang. I want to go out with my head up high. I want to say to this city, 'I put everything into this job,'" he added.
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He’d do to the rest of the US what he did for L.A. — nothing very good at all.
He make Clinton look celibate.
And what'd THAT be, Tony? The cessation of California to Mexico? You think that's happening because of YOU?
If you want to complete the bankruptcy of America elect the guy who bankrupted LA.
You’re right. He’s actually more of a narcissistic sociopathic megalomaniac than 0bama is (if that’s possible).. Villar LOVES those television cameras!!!
poised to be Americas first Latino president?
Are crap sandwiches delicious?
Anyhow, isn’t mitt Latino?
To be honest, the chances of this happening may be greater than we think... Prior to 2008, I’d have thought, “no way” as well.
He would be the fast track to third world status for sure!
Not no way, not no how!..........
Just the act of posing that question indicates how very low 0bama has dragged the bar.
I know us domb folk here in Floriduh ain’t the smartest VOTERS out there but least we haven’t fallen for crappola like Villaraigosa, Emanuel, or Bloomberg. Don’t think any of the rest of the south, mid west or nearly any other area will go for that either.
The other day on KFI in L.A. the news mikes were on before Tony knew it so he was babbling about which camera to look into and if he should wear sun glasses for a better look...This dufus pin head makes Patty Murray, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi look like Mensa members!
He was born in East Los Angeles to a Mexican-immigrant father and California-born mother of Mexican descent. Raised by a single mom from age 5, Villaraigosa participated in the first grape boycott led by César Chávez, graduated from night school, went to law school, and became a prominent labor organizer."
I've not determined if either of his parents were even United States Citizens at the time of his birth. Both parents would have to have been U.S. Citizens at the time of his birth to meet the United States Constitution's natural born Citizen requirement under Article II.
If a guy that’s not even a proven citizen can be president, this a-hole probably has a better than 50/50 chance.
He’ll be sold as being the first Latino president. If last election is any indication, that should get him 10 to 15% of the vote right there.
Of course well meaning Republicans will have to chip in to be a part of history again, and folks will have to ignore the fact he has a terrible track record.
At least he has one. Obama had nothing, absolutely nothing to validate him as presidential material.
You and I and others will explain what an idiot he is, and we’ll be mostly ignored.
At least he won’t be running on the Republican ticket. At least I hope not. These days you never know.
To strong..? :)
To strong..? :)
You "get it." Tony Villar's chances are frighteningly good. The skids are being greased for him by all the Usual Suspects on the Left. When did having mistresses and not being a natural born citizen hurt any Democrat's chances?
Probably significant that the Dems have chosen another Mexican -American, the Mayor of San Antonio, to give the opening keynote speech
Villagarrosa could be radioactive on a national level because of his radical past.
Not to mention his communism.
Has he ever been able to pass the bar exam?
from Wikipedia: After UCLA, Villaraigosa attended the People’s College of Law (PCL), an unaccredited law school that promotes labor union causes in Los Angeles. His desire to practice law has been prevented due to his repeated inability to pass the California Bar Exam, which he has failed four times. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from University of Southern California in May 2006.[...failed four times?
No...He never passed it after banging his head on the wall four times...
On May 2, 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported that Villaraigosa was under investigation for ethics violations. “The executive director of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission...accused Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of 31 violations of campaign finance and disclosure laws stemming from his 2003 campaign for the City Council.”
In June 2010, a formal ethics investigation of Villariagosa was launched, due to his unreported acceptance of 81 tickets to concerts, awards ceremonies and sporting events. Estimates - including the 13 Lakers courtside tickets valued at $3,100 each and Academy Awards and Governors Ball tickets at $21,000 eachsuggest that the value of the tickets could amount to tens of thousands of dollars. The unreported tickets came to light after the City of Los Angeles paid $3.2 million for Michael Jackson’s Memorial, including $2 million in police overtime.
After his election as Mayor, Villaraigosa was featured on the cover of Newsweek, and in Time ‘s story on the country’s 25 most influential Latinos, but repeated questions concerning his marital infidelity issues appear to have damaged his reputation locally and nationally.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa topped a list of all-time worst Angelenos chosen by online voters who responded to the Talk Back to Lopez poll at the Los Angeles Times.
Villaraigosa has also received criticism because of his membership in MEChA while attending UCLA and his alleged support for immigration reform. He has also been criticized because of the high frequency in which he holds press conferences, attends photo-ops, and travels out-of-town (including campaigning for Hillary Clinton). An LA Weekly article by Patrick Range McDonald published on September 11, 2008, presented an analysis of a 10-week period from May 21 to August 1, and determined that “On direct city businesssuch as signing legislation and meeting with city-department headshis schedule shows the mayor spent 11 percent of his time...Yet the 11 percent of Villaraigosa’s time that the Weekly has identified as being spent in L.A. on actual city workrunning, fixing or shaping government policies and actionsreveals that he frequently spends that limited time huddling with special-interest groups who have helped him attain higher office.”
A November 4, 2008 election day poll conducted by the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University found that Villaraigosa had a job approval rating of 61%. In 2009, a poll by the Los Angeles times showed his approval rating had slipped to 55%, “relatively low for a sitting mayor who faced little name opposition in his recent re-election victory.” At the same time, his showing and that of the candidates he supported in the election were lackluster.
After the Obama experience I do not think the American electorate will cast another Affirmative Action vote for at least 75 years.
Hey Antonio, if you think it's tough being a "minority," how does killing all those niñitos help your minority status?
"Abortion is the solution...
...to the liberal boy's problem."
At least for any ex-ACLU lawyers out there...
No mas por favor...
No mas por favor...
A ridiculous article from any perspective.