Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Schwarznegger and California Hispanics

The Governator is showing the rest of the Republican Party how to squander the support of Hispanic voters:

California Hispanics traditionally avoid Republicans in the polls, but [Governor Arnold] Schwarzenegger parlayed his popularity in the Hispanic community and got about one-third of its votes - a relatively high number.

Republicans suddenly found a new level of receptiveness among Hispanics. But that support is evaporating, and [Orange County GOP Hispanic outreach chief Manny] Padilla is among the critics.

The complaints include comments against illegal immigrants Schwarzenegger has made in recent months, the lack of high- level appointments of Hispanics, the lack of diplomacy with Mexico and his veto of a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses.

The GOP would do well to learn from Arnold's mistakes.


Blogger A. J. said...

Aargh, California Hispanic outreach is and long has been a total disaster. Worse, if we don't start fixing things we're going to just keep letting the Democrats win the most populous state in the Union.
BTW, how's it going Ed?

7/29/2005 1:46 PM  

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