Male members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, along with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, met with Senator Obama yesterday. Obama needs the support of Latino elected officials to help him win the Latino vote.
Congressional Quarterly reports that Obama’s campaign has been in touch with Congresswomen Napolitano, Solis, and Sanchez. While the men in the CHC said that scheduling conflicts prevented the women from attending the meeting yesterday, Rep. Sanchez says that Obama’s camp had called her office to set up a call. In response to this gesture, she said, “He can come over and see me.” Congresswoman Sanchez then went on to say that Senator Obama has not done enough to articulate his agenda, adding, “Change is not enough. If you want me to go out and sell you to people, I want to know what you’re doing.” Where has she been for the past year? Obama has articulated his agenda numerous times over and over again in debates, speeches, policy positions on his website, etc.
Senator Obama just may end up visiting Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Her sister, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, has been a supporter of Barack Obama since earlier this year. Couldn’t Loretta get schooled on his policy positions from her hermana? I have heard that these two share an apartment in D.C. Maybe they don’t talk shop during their off time.
Also, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez would be wise to get on the Obama train since he can help her advance her legislative agenda. At this point, I don’t know what Hillary Clinton has done or will be doing for Loretta Sanchez and her agenda or what John McCain has to offer her to warrant these kinds of public comments about Obama. Rumor has it that Representative Sanchez was going to lobby for an ambassadorship if Hillary Clinton had become the president.
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