Mitt and Rudy Release Spanish Ads

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jan 21, 2008 1:40 PM
Marc Ambinder has posted Spanish Language TV ads from Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.  My guess is that most of the GOP frontrunners will do the same, either on TV or radio.  ... Of course, this rasies an interesting conundrum for the some Republican candidates -- especially the ones who have taken a hard-line stance on immigration:  If you believe immigrants should learn English, then why are your ads in Spanish?  And if ads need to be in Spanish, shouldn't ballots also be in Spanish?  ....

Personally, I don't see a problem with candidates trying to reach voters any way they can, but I do wonder if this turns off some the base.  Obviously, these ads will be run in South Florida, and nowhere near what some people affectionately call the "Redneck Riviera" ...