Romney’s Big Mistake

Romney struggles to explain his loss (PinIt)

In a recent interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney reflected on the “Big Mistake” from his 2012 campaign: the Hispanic community didn’t understand his stance on immigration.

“The largest strategic error was not investing sufficiently, particularly in Hispanic TV and Hispanic outreach to help Hispanic voters understand that ours is the party of opportunity.”

Hold on a second.

I may be way out of line here, but do Romney’s comments seem condescending and—in a way—insulting, at least with regard to our Hispanic brethren?

Is there something in Latin blood that makes them incapable of understanding half-ass, misguided political ideas? Of course not. My father was South American, so some of this blood runs through my veins, too. And I certainly had no trouble figuring out the truth about Romney’s immigration stance.

It just sucked. Deal with it.

Could Romney have done more to bond with Hispanic voters? (Lalo Alcaraz)

Could Romney have done more to bond with Hispanic voters? (Lalo Alcaraz)

Of course, Romney may also want to consider how he alienated nearly half of the nation when he made those jackass comments about 47% of  Americans being nothing but freeloaders. He was speaking to a group of supporters at the time and had this to say about those people:

“And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Yes, Romney can tell himself it was the Hispanic’s inability to understand his immigration stance that cost him the 2012 presidential election. Whatever helps him sleep at night. Once again, though, the truth of the matter isn’t hard to find.

He was just a jerk. Deal with it.

Posted on September 28, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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