Posts Tagged ‘President’

Hispanic Americans play crucial role in Obama victory

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012


(Jamaica Observer) From Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans to Cuban Americans, the more than 12 million Hispanic Americans eligible to vote yesterday apparently held the keys to the White House.

"The most important thing is for our voice, the Hispanic voters' voice, be heard, and that the president knows he has our vote, and should support us," said Celeste Guerra, 20.


The Honduran American student was casting her first vote for Barack Obama in his race against Republican Mitt Romney, a contest in which Hispanics showed their growing political clout.

A diverse cultural group and the largest US minority tracked by the US Census, Hispanics make up about 16 per cent of the US population. But their votes apparently gained even greater importance in swing states such as Nevada, Colorado, Florida and Virginia.

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Rosie Perez mocks Mitt Romney’s ‘it would be helpful to be Latino’ comment in new video

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012


(NY Daily News) Mitt Romney says it “would be helpful to be Latino” to gain the White House.

“Actually,” actress Rosie Perez says, it would probably be helpful if Romney had a history lesson.

Perez mocks the Republican nominee in a YouTube video posted Sunday — part of a series of humorous ads targeting Romney, entitled, “Actually … the truth matters.”

The super PAC-powered campaign, which is backed by the Jewish Council for Education and Research and the American Bridge 21st Century, aims to spread “the truth, because the truth matters — even in politics,” according to the website.

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An Asian-American in the White House: Possible?

Thursday, July 26th, 2012


( The goal is rather lofty: A U.S. president of Asian descent in our lifetime.

"Why not?" said Rozita Lee, a leader of the Asian-American Pacific Islander community in Las Vegas. "It's interesting. But I see it in the future. We're all mixed now."

The target of a U.S. presidency is not idle talk in the Asian-American community, the fastest-growing minority, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

"It's very realistic," said Lee, who added that the election of Barack Obama as the country's first black president opened the door for other minority communities to aspire for the position.

The numbers tell the story of the growing political clout of the Asian-American community, often referred to in the past as the "Invisible Minority" because of its non-involvement in political affairs.

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The eight states where Latinos could sink the GOP

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012


(Washington Post) Republicans’ emerging problem with Latino voters looks even worse when you factor in the electoral college.

A look at Latino population trends in swing and key red states shows just how ominous the GOP’s future could be if it doesn’t do something about its current struggles with Latino voters.

We noted yesterday that nationwide population and minority voting trends paint a haunting picture for the GOP. But the problem is particularly acute because of the states where Latino growth has been strongest — particularly several key swing states and red states that Democrats are hoping to put in play in the coming elections.

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Pollster: Democrats Should Bait GOP on Latino Issues

Thursday, May 31st, 2012


(PBS) With polls showing two-thirds of Latino voters supporting President Barack Obama for re-election, the Republican Party faces an uphill battle to capture the Hispanic electorate in November. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll released last week shows that less than a third of Latinos, 27 percent, are planning to back the presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney.

The Democrats have been leading the way in reaching out to this growing group of voters, set to make up around 10 percent of the electorate at the end of this year. Mr. Obama has already spent $1 million on Spanish-language media over the last couple of weeks in states with growing Latino populations such as Florida, Colorado and Nevada. On the other hand, the Romney campaign has only just made its first Hispanic media buy, bringing the presumed GOP nominee's Spanish-language media investments to $13,000.

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Herman Cain: Call Me ‘Black American’ Not ‘African American’

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

(Mediaite) In the past few weeks, presidential candidate Herman Cain has not backed away from talking about his racial identity and how it influences his politics, and today on Meet The Press, Cain explained that he personally would rather be referred to as a “black American” than an “African American.”

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