McCain, Obama court Hispanic votes (Orange County Register)

Barack Obama and John McCain both had some handicaps going into Saturday’s separate appearances here before Latino elected officials.

And after each spent 45 minutes making brief remarks and answering pre-arranged questions, it’s doubtful that they altered the political playing field when it comes to this potentially pivotal voting bloc.

McCain was greeted warmly if not wildly by the about 700 members of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials. Obama’s ovations were louder, longer and more frequent.

There’s no question this deck was a little stacked going in. Hispanics traditionally vote more Democratic than Republican and so far all the polls I’ve seen have Obama with a commanding lead among these voters. Despite that, McCain probably got a better reception from this group than any other hopeful his party might have nominated this year.

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