Skip to comments.How McCain blew it with Hispanics [Juan Hernandez alert]
Posted on 12/07/2008 12:22:15 AM PST by rabscuttle385
Members of the cultural right have called Juan Hernandez a "border obliteration activist," an "American traitor," and an "agent of the Mexican government."
John McCain's presidential campaign called him something different: director of Hispanic outreach. For 14 months leading up to the election, the Fort Worth, Texas, native was a high-level volunteer at McCain '08 headquarters, where he attended daily senior staff meetings and advised the Arizona senator and his top lieutenants about how to appeal to Hispanic voters.
Part of that strategy was highlighting McCain's record of championing comprehensive immigration reform. Meanwhile, down the hall, another portion of the campaign was hard at work trying to make McCain more palatable to the Republican mainstream by de-emphasizing his record of championing comprehensive immigration reform.
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We need high profile candidate who can speak fluent Spanish and will challenge Mexican-Americans legal and illegal and ask them point blank, “why are you here? Why isn’t Mexico able to take care of you, it’s own people? Why are you letting the rich white Mexicans run you out of your own lands? Is it right for them to live like kings while telling you to blame your neighbors to the north?”
Imagine what he would have done as President on immigration and how the GOP would not take him on over it. Obama will essentially do the same thing, but the GOP thirts for power again, so they will probably join with the grassroots to stand up against his Amnesty plans.
Not completely. I had calcowgirl's company the entire time :D
I was very frustrated," he said. "So I went up to him and told him, `Thank you very much for allowing me to participate. It's been a great honor. But I can't go on.' "And to my surprise, he embraced me. And he wouldn't stop embracing me. He said, `Juan, you have no idea how important it is to me for you to be on this campaign. They keep doing this to me in so many areas."'
Well, what were you expecting, especially since Juan McCain is always hanging out with Lindsey Grahamnesty?
Now let me get this straight: Sarah is a drag on the ticket, although she was recruited to re-energize the base, dramatically increase fundraising, solicit volunteers to GOTV, appeal to SC voters, solidify the evangelical and NRA vote, make McCain competitive in the swing states,enhance McCain’s fiscal conservative credentials, and appeal to working class voters and PUMA’s. Except for the last two Sarah performed pretty well in these areas. With respect to them I read somewhere (I can’t remember where) that Reagan Democrats vote Democratic in bad economic times and GOP in good economic times; with respect to PUMA’s I don’t know what happened there. But regarding McCain he did not do his job with these constitutencies: independents, moderates, liberation theology RC types and Hispanics. That’s where the election was lost. McCain let the team down.
Never saw any of that. All I ever saw was good ole Juan McCain going to kow tow to the LaRaza vermin in a sickening manner, constantly bleatinbg on about how he was going to strangly peruse amnesty for illegals, and spitting in the eye of the conservative base. Even Obama never didn't push amnesty as much as McCain did in these elections. He was not as foolisg as McCain was. Without Gov Palin, McCain would have been totally slaughtered. McCain deserves everything he got.
McCain deserves a HORSE Whipping...he is a RAT Bastid! Why do elected officials have the ability to run for another office while holding an elected position?
“Part of that strategy was highlighting McCain’s record of championing comprehensive immigration reform. Meanwhile, down the hall, another portion of the campaign was hard at work trying to make McCain more palatable to the Republican mainstream by de-emphasizing his record of championing comprehensive immigration reform.”
He must think conservatives are stupid. Can’t have it both ways.
“Imagine what he would have done as President on immigration and how the GOP would not take him on over it. Obama will essentially do the same thing, but the GOP thirts for power again, so they will probably join with the grassroots to stand up against his Amnesty plans.
EXACTLY why I voted Republican, but NOT for McCain.”
Sarah Palin, as far as I’m concerned, walked lock step with McCain’s shamnesty agenda and the GOP did everything possible to keep that under wraps. While she may be conservative in other respects, adding her to the ‘team’ did nothing to change my mind.
Republicans should stop trying with Hispanics.
I watched an interview with Geraldo before the election where he was damning McCain and saying he’s never going to win with Hispanics because of the party’s reputation. O’Reilly, or whoever it was, kept interrupting Geraldo and reminding him that McCain is pro-amnesty, and Geraldo would say, “Yeah, yeah, but not his party,” and go on with what he had been saying. He absolutely refused to give McCain a scintilla of credit simply because he was a Republican.
I hope that the Pubbies are paying attention vis-a-vis Amnesty. Also hope that they will somehow find their cahones.
Mccain blew Hispanics, who knew?? Sure it wasn’t gramnasty??Were they legal are illegal, were they the same ones mowing willards yard??
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