The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

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The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of the U.S. electorate this year–doubling in the past 16 years. The number of Latino voters […]

Mitt Romney’s Porcentages: ¿1, 47, or 100?

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Mitt Romney is known for putting his foot in his mouth. But when the liberal magazine Mother Jones posted the video of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee calling 47% of Obama voters “freeloaders,” political junkies, average Americans, and campaign strategists gasped. Click here to watch the video secretly taped at a private Florida fundraiser. The […]

To Understand Mitt Romney’s Immigration Posición, You First Must Rewind

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado asks in Latina Magazine if the Republican Party can become "Latino"

Before 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed immigration to amigos at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference, he brought it up at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa which I covered. This emotional hot button issue was reduced to a line of “we are a nation of immigrants.” Then there was his charla in the Spring […]

What the Taco Bell Chihuahua Taught Me about Election 2012

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You could say that Hispanic Heritage Month (which is the only “celebration” that actually straddles two months–from mid-September to mid-October) started earlier with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions which I covered.  Rolling out San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the DNC keynote address and Florida junior Senator Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney was […]

Did the Bridesmaid Upstage the Bride? Marco Rubio Introduces GOP nominee Mitt Romney

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Tampa, Florida Considered by many a “rising star” in the Republican party, Senator Marco Rubio’s introduction of Mitt Romney was nothing short of high voltage.  Florida’s junior Senator defended his GOP values of small government and free enterprise, with plugs to liberty–this last principle illustrated with personal touches, references to his immigrant Cuban parents, and […]

RNC 2012 & Latinos Voters: the Road Ahead

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Mitt Romney's Record

Tampa, Florida Has the bridesmaid upstaged the bride with Marco Rubio introducing Mitt Romney? What’s behind New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez‘s “surge” in popularity, and some Republicans think we don’t care about education, our careers, and only have babies. I swear someone said that to me. Click below to watch my wrap of the Republican National […]

La Voz de Pueblo RNC 2012: the Taxi Cab Interview

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

Tampa, Florida What’s the word on the street here in Tampa which is hosting more than 50,000 people for the 2012 National Republican Convention? Who better to ask than a taxi driver.  I mean think about it.  They talk to everyone and see everything.  I struck gold when Carlos took Natascha OS, director of LATISM’s […]

Viviana Walks, Takes a Metro, a Bus, a Plane, and a Taxi OR RNC 2012 LATISM Coverage!

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The alarm went off at Zero Dark:30.  I stumbled to the metro, then took a bus to ze Plane! ze Plane!  A taxi with the indefatigable Natasha OS and finally arrived at our hotel and the 2012 Republican National Convention. Still, this journey was NOTHING in comparison to my odyssey to get to Tampa.  My […]