I would point out they still fear their status as Latino. The Democrat party has a huge investment in the "old White Men" smear of the Republican party. Much like Palin, when a figure appears where they can't shut out the ears of the members of the Democrat Planatation with the simple "He's just a white man you have nothing in common with", they panic. Like Palin these guys have a deadly combo for Liberals 1) They aren't White Men 2) They are apologetically stating conservatism. I somewhat disagree with the author that it isn't BOTH!