I find it quite odd when Latinos vote Democrat, when Republicans are clearly pro family, pro-life and stand up for the entrepreneur. These values in my view are important for the Latino community. If any Hispanic American can explain to me why on earth they would vote Democrat in the 2012 election, I am all ears.
As a side note, I personally find it bizarre we did not even had a major Latino candidate ever nominated for President. There will be a big surprise in November and it will prove to Americans that Latino votes matter and are not just pawns of the Democrats as they have been played for years. It will be a wake up call for all. Hispanic Americans are the raising group in America.
Facts on Hispanic voting
Demographically the Hispanic population in the USA is growing the fastest of any large voting block. Latinos (mostly of Mexican and Cuban ancestry, consists of 16.3% or 50.5 million Americans. This is the second largest population group in the USA. In the 2008 the Presidential election Latinos voted 67% for Obama and 31% for McCain. This is key in the general election in swing states like Virgina, Florida, Colorado and New Mexico.
- The Hispanic vote in 2012 will determine the next President of the United States and swing the general election because of Florida (17% of the population).
- I live in St. Augustine, Florida and perhaps I am have a distorted view of reality, but Florida seems to swing elections, and by only a few votes mind you. And the next election will be a close one.
Trips to Israel are nice for Presidential candidates as about 2% of America is Jewish, but what about trips to Mexico and Latin America? The Spanish vote will swing this next election because of Florida. It amazes me that people talk about an African-American vote disproportionately more than the Latino vote. Look at the demographic trend for goodness sake.
Three Swing States that the Hispanic population could swing the 2012 election
- New Mexico
- Florida – The ultimate Swing state
10 Issues Hispanics consider in politics and the Presidential election
- Family – The Republican party is the party that has defended the family and this is important in the 2012 election. Obama is not the pro-family candidate. He may talk like his is but his agenda tells a different story.
- Catholic – Paul Ryan is Catholic and takes it seriously. Joe Biden is also Roman Catholic, yet he supports an administration that is contrary to his core ideals. I just can not respect him.
- Religious freedom – I am catholic and I do not like mixing religion and politics. Yet the church feels that Obama has done this with his health care mandates. I do also. Why should I have to pay for some college girls ‘protection’ when I can not afford basic things for my family?
- Pro Life – I can not image anyone with faith not having a pro-life stance. If you believe in God and understand how sacred life is, that it is a gift, you have to really think hard about this issue. Even if Obama was the nicest guy in the world and a swell guy to chat at the water cooler with, he is stands for something that is an abomination.
- Economy – Latinos vote on economics. In my personal experience living in Florida, I have found that Spanish Americans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Look at the Cubans who came to Miami and got rich. Spanish Americans work hard to better themselves and the GOP’s low tax policy makes it easier for entrepreneurs to better themselves.
- Immigration – Obama did not follow through with his campaign promises of immigration reform and this was a lost of respect for the Spanish community.
- Foreign relations - The USA focuses on Europe and Asia disproportionately with international politics and business
- Education – This does not equate to democratic votes contrary to popular belief, as school choice is an important issue. Spanish Americans do not want their children indoctrinated with immoral ideas that float around the collective unconsciousness of the politically correct US education system.
- Jobs – the Latino vote put Obama in office and they are regretting it as the job market has not improved. The private sector will always create more useful jobs than the public.Obama betrayed the USA in terms of improving the economy because Keynesian economics does not work and it never did.
- Family and the Hispanic vote – I know this is a repeat but it is the issue in Latin culture. The GOP stands up for this.
The what I see it is the Hispanic vote will swing Florida to the GOP and put Romney over the top in the 2012 US election. It is yet another reason why Obama will lose.
I challenge anyone to argue why the Hispanic vote should not go to the GOP in the 2012 Presidential election.