Entries Tagged as 'Mitt Romney'

Latinos, Religion and Politics

October 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Another survey was recently released showing that Latino voters may not be as conservative as the conventional wisdom suggests, especially in regards to same sex marriage. This new Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey shows that half of Latinos surveyed support allowing gays and lesbians to marry with […]

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Tags: Evangelicals · Mitt Romney · Same-sex marriage · Uncategorized

#Latism Tweet Up Tonight, October 11, Discussing VP Debate

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

The good folks at Latinos in Social Media are going to be hosting a tweet up this evening to discuss the vice presidential debate that will occur tonight in Danville, Kentucky. The stakes are high tonight as polls between President Obama and Mitt Romney have become closer since the first presidential debate, and a new […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Media · Mitt Romney

Paul Ryan and Writing Off the Latino Vote

August 12th, 2012 · 5 Comments

This weekend Mitt Romney named his vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan. Some in the Latino community may say that Mitt Romney has effectively written off the Latino vote with this choice — and that may be the case, especially given Ryan’s tone on the immigration issue and his opposition to programs that many in […]

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Tags: Immigration · Marco Rubio · Mitt Romney

Romney addresses NALEO without giving many immigration specifics

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

On Thursday, Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of Latino elected officials and took the opportunity to slam President Obama on the economy, but he also addressed immigration, which is something he has been pressed to do in the week after the administration’s latest announcement on implementing prosecutorial discretion. Check out my analysis of Romney’s speech […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Immigration · Mitt Romney · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

I don’t want to join the military

February 7th, 2012 · 6 Comments

By Thay Alaffita Since the DREAM Act was introduced for the first time in 2001, a decade ago, it has been changed, modified, and altered to something that vaguely resembles our dreams for the mere sake of catering to the Republicans’ needs and wants. Granted we can’t all get what we want so we, DREAMers, […]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party

Huntsman, Arguably Most Moderate GOP Candidate on Immigration, Drops Out

January 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Jon Huntsman is leaving the GOP primary race, but it’s worth noting that his absence will leave a void for those in the GOP who wanted more moderation and nuance on the immigration issue. Contrast some of Huntsman’s statements with those of Mitt Romney who continues to move to the right on immigration. This week […]

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Tags: GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party

Senator Rubio Cautions GOP on Immigration Rhetoric

October 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Almost two years ago while in campaign mode, then candidate Rubio started to take a more conservative position on immigration talking about sealing borders. And recently, he has started to straddle the in state tuition issue for undocumented youth, which he was once a supporter of as a state legislator in Florida now indicating that […]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party · Rick Perry · Sen. Marco Rubio

Yeehaw: Get Ready for Rick Perry

August 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Texas Governor Rick Perry reminds me of a better looking, more confident George W. Bush (not that I would necessarily describe GWB as handsome). Both men were popular governors of Texas, both men were yell leaders in college, both were mediocre students, both can channel the Lord in their vernacular in a way that resonates […]

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Tags: Evangelicals · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Rick Perry