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2 Insights About Winning the Latino Vote

mergotroid Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 7:34 PM
Stock market performance under Clinton and George W. Bush. --------------DJIA-----NASDAQ----S&P500 1/20/93----3242--------697---------433 1/20/01--10,588-----2,770-------1,343 1/20/09----7,949-----1,441---------805 Performance under William Jefferson Clinton. DJIA, +227%. NASDAQ, +297%. S&P500, +210%. Now, the Destruction of Wealth under George Bush and the Republican party. DJIA, -25%. NASDAQ, -48%. S&P500, -40%. George W. Bush did have a Reign of Error.
zwheaton Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 7:41 PM
What exactly are you trying to suggest with these statistics? And you fail to sample stock prices after 9/11?

Within the conservative/Republican coalition, there are two schools of thought about the Latino vote.

One suggests that given their strong family values, Latinos should find an affinity with the GOP. An opposing school of thought, laid out cogently by Heather McDonald, notes the economic liberalism of many Hispanics.

Certainly, any GOP rhetoric that allows Democrats to claim (falsely) that our party is hostile to Latinos based on ethnicity or skin color needs to stop.  But simply altering our rhetoric or policies isn't going to help unless Latinos actually know about them.  Too many Latinos are simply not exposed to the GOP message of...