Adios, Democrats

More Hispanic voters are Democrats, but the better Hispanic candidates are Republicans

For Democrats, the most frightening candidate of 2010 may well be Susana Martinez, the Republican nominee for governor in New Mexico. If she wins in November, she will be the first female Hispanic governor in U.S. history—and an instant national GOP spokeswoman. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Derek Hawkins - Jul 23, 2010 - 2:28 PM PDT
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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Jul. 25, 2010
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Roland F. Hirsch
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by Roland F. Hirsch - Jul. 25, 2010

This news analysis is very good journalism. The author provides considerable information and cites a number of experts on aspects of the issue being discussed. The viewpoints of both the Republican and the Democratic parties are presented in a fair manner. The candidates are discussed at some length. The only puzzling thing in the piece is why Al Gore's use of Willie Horton against Michael Dukakis in 1988 is brought up.

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Frank Whitman
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by Frank Whitman - Jul. 25, 2010

lLOOK LIKE A SCARE TATIC FROM THE REPUBLICAN TEA PARTY,THEY ARE TRYING TO BUY A ELECTION BASED ON HER BEING HISPANIC,AL THE PEOPLE IN NEW MEXICO NEED TO DO IS LOOK AT THEIR NEXT DOOR NEIBOR TO SEE WHAT THE REPUBLICAN TEA PARTY WILL TRY TO DO,COMPAIRE THAT WITH THE IMMAGRATION PLAN THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS FOR THEM.

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by Timothy Dolan - Jul. 25, 2010

What we see in this story is the chronic problem of treating Latino voters as a block. Seriously, what do Cuban, Mexican, Salvadoran, Puerto Rican and other's who may or may not even speak Spanish have in common with each other? Not much when one gets down to it, though the Democratic Party's courtship of this demographic might come apart over the fact that they fail to see (as Republicans also miss) the fact that they tend to be social conservatives owing to their Catholic culture. Social and economic justice along with support for small business might be a winning theme, but Democrats have basically bungled that message by failing to connect enough to the 3rd and 4th + generation Latinos most likely to actually turn out at ... More »

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