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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.

1 Comments:

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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