I heard Ann Romney spoke to right-wing Latino group, the Latino Coalition today. Basically, she told Latinos to get over our biases.
It really is a message that would resonate well if they could just get past some of their biases that have been there from the Democratic machines that have made us look like we don’t care about this community.
Considering 65% to 70% of Latinos remain supportive of Obama, and the issues that most resonate with us are economy and jobs, immigration (usually in response to Mitt’s self-deportation attack), education, and health care, I’m thinking Latinos are biased because we prefer more progressive ideas on these issues, not because we’re being told by “machines.” But leave it to Ann Romney to try to think for us.
Of course, much like Ann tried to humanize her husband last night with women, she tried to be a little human with Latinos today by trying to “connect” with them.
“I had the most rocking time in Puerto Rico at a political rally than I’ve ever had in my entire life. You people really know how to party. It was crazy!”
There she goes with the “you people,” again.
She illustrates what the Romoney campaign has demonstrated all year. There is a complete lack of understanding and lack of connection to the Latino community on a nationwide basis. That’s what happens when you live in various mansions and drive Escalades and spend 70K on a horse per year. What really comes through is her bias. She clearly looks down on us and believes she’s somehow a better person. Money doesn’t make you better. It just makes you think you are.