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Marco Rubio: A Hispanic Reagan?

sashamanda Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:17 AM
All hispanics are not the same. There are vast differences between persons of Cuban descent and Mexican descent. Nominating Rubio will do nothing to attract the Mexican-american vote.
lukemcire Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:10 PM
Alexander41 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 6:11 PM
There are also vast differences bertween two people in the same family! I do no refer to myself as Hispanic, Latino, Mexican-American nor Chicano! I am more proud of my Mexican roots, but I am an American first. As long as we promote this hyphenated identities- we will never focus on who we are as Americans. How about Prager's concept of the trinity of American values which can be found on the quarter? Most people are not even aware of these values, which complement the words in the Declaration of Independence. These values apply to everyone, even atheists and agnostics. You may not believe in God, but at least you would prefer to live with people who have these values. If not, move to China, Cuba or Venezuela.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:23 AM
With all due respect. the purpose is not to attract the mexican-American vote. It is to present a candidate who shares the values of the GOP base.
sashamanda Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:15 AM
Absolutely. But, too many in the GOP are pushing Rubio as the answer to the hispanic vote gap.
lotstosay Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 12:41 PM
That's all the establishment Republicans know how to do. They take the liberal talking points and lies and try to implement them. This is not leadership it's pandering and we see how well that's worked pushing moderates as our candidates.

Conservatives have been dreaming that a political reincarnation of Ronald Reagan would lead them to an electoral promised land. I never put my faith in such a possibility, because the past is a dangerous place in which to live. Reagan never lived in the past, though he learned from it.

Yet among the contemporary political figures that closely represent the substance and style that made Ronald Reagan who he was is Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Republican.

At a fundraising event for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad last Saturday, Rubio touched all the Reagan bases and focused on solutions, not just...