Amnesty and Pandering Not Key to Hispanic Vote

Last week, Barack Obama told the Des Moines Register that "[s]hould I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community."  While the Romney campaign denounced the comments as proof that Obama takes the Hispanic vote for granted, many Republicans have been saying pretty much the same thing.  For example, Karl Rove recently told a group of college students in Arkansas that the Republican party is "doomed" if it does not appeal to Hispanics. According to Rove, Hispanics are "by and large the natural allies of conservatives," but the Republican party has "adopted language that makes them feel unwelcome."  Rove went on to suggest that conservatives should support a "guest worker program" with a "path to citizenship" for illegal aliens. As the election approaches, there are more and more stories that...(Read Full Article)