Category Archive: 2012 Campaign

Latino vote pivotal in North Carolina

September 27, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. It was culture shock when this Arizona gal moved to North Carolina in 2000.  The accent, pace of life, and outright friendliness of Southerners shook me, but what most threw me off was the lack of Mexican food.  For Continue Reading →

The Rachel Maddow Show – Romney’s Latino Bump

September 4, 2012

In the wake of the RNC convention Romney did receive much of a bump, at least not in the general electorate. However he did receive a slight boost within the Latino electorate. The Romney campaign was able nudge his approval rating through highlighting their Latino Continue Reading →

Akin as a Conservative Martyr?

August 22, 2012

This post originally appeared on POLITICO’S Arena. The DNC and the president who are in danger of being hurt if they keep focusing on Akin. The full on assault by the White House could very well turn Akin into a conservative martyr that is being Continue Reading →

Latinos and the 2012 Election

August 17, 2012

The President’s executive order delaying deportation of Latino youth has won him a boost of support among the Latino electorate.  However, this boost also is the result of a lack of substantive policy proposals from the GOP that appeal to this electorate.  As I discuss Continue Reading →

Can Latinos Trust Obama?

August 16, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. President Obama is a lot like that boyfriend many of us have come across.  He’s great, he tells you he loves you, but then doesn’t quite show it.  However, right when you’re feeling the bluest and thinking of calling Continue Reading →

MSNBC PoliticsNation: Sustained calls for Romney’s taxes

August 13, 2012

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Heat No Excuse Not To Vote

July 27, 2012

This Op-Ed originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle. It’s hot out, I mean really hot. It’s the type of weather where you’re always sprinting – from air-conditioned spot to air-conditioned spot. The triple digit temperature alone could justify not turning out to vote in the Continue Reading →

Money Can’t Always Buy Political Love

July 20, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. This summer, Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst was supposed to be taking curtain measurements for his new D.C. Senate office, not mud wrestling in a primary runoff with fellow Republican Ted Cruz. Just a couple of months ago, Dewhurst Continue Reading →

MSNBC Live — Obama’s Bus Tour

July 5, 2012

As the President gets ready to kick off his bus tour we discuss how he will navigate the economic atmosphere and the upcoming job’s report.

CNN OutFront – Romney on Immigration

June 22, 2012

Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney came to Orlando, FL to address the National Association of Latino Elected Officials annual meeting. In his remarks he did not duck the issue of immigration, however his policy plans remain rather broad.

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