Obama Campaign MIA Latino Playlist

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Gives the Obama Campaign a Latino Playlist

Jaimecito Messina, you mean to tell me that at campaign headquarters, there isn’t one Latino lackey who could have added some sabor to the campaign playlist leaked Thursday by Político‘s stealth journo Mike Allen?  This oversight could cost the Prez some precious votos when there’s shaken confianza: Latinos are worried in poll after poll about jobs, the economy, […]

Escándalos Políticos: the Santorum Surge and Susan Komen: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Escándalo.  This just sounds soooo much more dramatic than “scandal,” ¿no? You can almost say: escándalo is the spice of life (as long as it’s not malicious, that’s otra cosa: being a Mean Girl). You know, along the lines of: ¡Uyyy! Esa Giselle is a tigresa supermodel the way she defended El Brady. or… I never was a […]

In Latina Magazine: Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?

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Are Políticos scared of speaking español or flap the labios on “Latino issues” (¡psssttt!: We care about “American issues”–jobs AND immigration–because we’re American, too)? Let’s play a game: who said what.  Can you match… On the DREAMers: “Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship.  I will sign it right away.” “I Wish I Could […]

In Fox News Latino: Mitt Romney: First Gringo-Latino President?

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on Mitt Romney: First Gringo-Latino President?

The Latinada in Florida and revelations that Romney has Mexican roots was the perfect opportunity for me to write about a theme that’s been haunting me since I got dinged from Jarbard as a senior in high school. The preppy ol’ viejito asked me what my ‘rents thought about me applying to college because girls like you start having […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on CBS LA 1070 on Election 2012: The Latino Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

Florida’s primary was the first nominating contest which put the Latino vote in focus.  While not a huge portion of the Sunshine state’s Republican primary base, make no mistake: Hispanic voters are here to stay. Duh, Sherlock, of course in South Florida where the powerful Cuban-American community bolsters business, politics, and the arts. But let […]

In Fox News Latino: GOP Debate Features Brawl over Immigration and Health Care

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on Jacksonville, FL GOP Debate

The GOP Debates are to policy wonks and political junkies what American Idol is to middle American: drama, underdogs, audiences whooping, yelping, booing, and high-fiving I’m sure, if CNN had turned the cameras more on the audience. At the center of this spectacle are the four remaining GOP presidential nominee hopefuls in the run up […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks about the State of the (Dis)Union

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This conversation started inside the boundaries: we had a lot to say about the President’s third–maybe last?–State of the Union. Did Mr. Obama succeed in reporting to the American people what our country’s deal is, with a heavy dose on our economy?  Crucially as this was his re-election kick off speech, did he lay out […]

In Fox News Latino: State of the Union: ‘Make or Break’ for Obama and Middle Class

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on President Obama's State of the Union

I read on crack on Facebook along the lines:  in Washington, SOTU is like the Superbowl, but for policy dweebs (of which I’m a proud, card-carrying member of this unprotected class). Wait, there’s a problema, and it’s a big one: What the President outlines in the State of Union is more important than any Tom […]