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2016-Time for the GOP to get serious...

November 22, 2012 No Comments 0

A list appeared online this week of the top 15 GOP candidates for the 2016 Presidential run.  While most are very qualified they lack what it will take to win the election... a way to win the Latino vote.   President Obama received over 70% of the Latino vote for the 2012 election.   While it does not appear that Romney would have won or carried any of the swing states, with a closer percentage of Latino votes,  it shows a growing trend towards the future.  Latinos are the fast growing ethnic group in the United States.  A trend that will continue for decades. Which brings us back to our current crop of Candidates.  Republicans need to leave behind the old white guy routine.  It worked in the past but only might work in the future.   There are only 2 white candidates that carry any weight with Latinos.  Gov. Bob McDonnell (VA) and former Gov. Jeb Bush (FLA).  McDonnell's victory path in VA was based on a heavy focus on the Latino vote.  Jeb Bush has a very high approval rating among Latinos as well. Which brings us to the next crop of options.  Actually picking a Latino candidate.  At this point there appears to only be 3 leading options. The most popular option is Marco Rubio.  The other lesser know options are Gov. Susana Martinez (NM) and Ted Cruz Senator- Elect (TX).   As the vetting process moves along these candidates will rise and fall over the next few years.    Problems exist for all of these candidates.  Rubio has ties to the Tea Party.  Susana Martinez and Ted Cruz are virtual unknowns at this point.  Susana Martinez is the first female Latino Governor in the United States.   Ted Cruz has just jumped onto the national scene with his...

A list appeared online this week of the top 15 GOP candidates for the 2016 Presidential run.  While most are very qualified they lack what it will take to win the election... a way to win the Latino vote.   President Obama received over 70% of the Latino vote for the 2012 election.   While it does not appear that Romney would have won or carried any of the swing states, with a closer percentage of Latino votes,  it shows a growing trend towards the future.  Latinos are the fast growing ethnic group in the United States.  A trend that will continue for decades. Which brings us back to our current crop of Candidates.  Republicans need to leave behind the old white guy routine.  It worked in the past but only might work in the future.   There are only 2 white candidates that carry any weight with Latinos.  Gov. Bob McDonnell (VA) and former Gov. Jeb Bush (FLA).  McDonnell's victory path in VA was based on a heavy focus on the Latino vote.  Jeb Bush has a very high approval rating among Latinos as well. Which brings us to the next crop of options.  Actually picking a Latino candidate.  At this...

A list appeared online this week of the top 15 GOP candidates for the 2016 Presidential run.  While most are very qualified they lack what it will take to win the election... a way to win the Latino vote.   President Obama received over 70% of the Latino vote for the 2012 election.   While it does not appear that Romney would have won or carried any of the swing states, with a closer percentage of Latino votes,  it shows a growing trend towards the future.  Latinos are the fast growing ethnic group in the United States.  A trend that...

A list appeared online this week of the top 15 GOP candidates for the 2016 Presidential run.  While most are very qualified they lack what it will take to win the election... a way to win the Latino vote.   President Obama received over 70% of the Latino vote for...

A list appeared online this week of the top 15 GOP candidates for the 2016 Presidential run.  While most are very qualified they lack what...

A list appeared online this week of the top 15 GOP candidates for the 2016 Presidential run.  While most are very qualified they lack what it will take to win the election... a way to win the Latino vote.   President Obama received over 70% of the Latino vote for the 2012 election.   While it does not appear that Romney would have won or carried any of the swing states, with a closer percentage of Latino votes,  it shows a growing trend towards the future.  Latinos are the fast growing ethnic group in the United States.  A trend that...

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