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The Ugly Youth -- I mean Truth -- About the Romney Campaign

Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:20 AM
I will give Bigelow props for bringing the youth vote to the table, even if she doesn't really understand what happened. Some factors to consider: We do not have, all of a sudden, a lot of new Hispanic voters aged 65. The growth in the Hispanic/Latino vote is ALL in the youth vote. Thus, supporting the Dream Act was a no brainer! The primary impact would have been on Hispanic youth...but Republicans rejected it and Romney promised a veto if it were ever passed. Bye-Bye Hispanic youth vote.
Andy372 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:16 PM
Jackie, Jackie, Jackie. Hispanic voters were polled, and are overwhelmingly liberal on their fiscal positions. The Nightmare Act, or any other amnesty program, will not change that. Now, had the GOP or Romney articulated a clear vision of how immigration should work (like how it worked well pre-1965 Kennedy Immigration Bill), where there are relatively minimal work requirements and no chain migration... That wins hearts and minds. Have a plan.
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:50 PM
You are missing the point, as usual. This is about young people, folks I work with every day. The Dream Act was a symbol of how the right wing looked at the concerns of hispanic youth. Before you plan on how to make things better for yourselves, you should find a way to keep them from getting worse.

Is it just me, or does a candidate actually have to reach out to constituents in order to win elections?

Seems like a foreign concept to Mitt Romney.

In a phone call with supporters, Mitt Romney blamed his loss on Obama buying the support of key demographics--like young Americans--with political “gifts”:

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups...With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift. Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a...