Category Archive: 2012 Campaign

CNN – Latina Moms Key Role in 2012

June 22, 2012

The 90′s was the year of the Soccer Mom, the last decade’s elections were about Security Moms, Hockey Moms, and Wal-Mart Moms. Well, this year, the 2012 election will be about Latina Moms…

NPR’s On Point – Obama Ends Some Deportations

June 18, 2012

In my conversation with Tom Ashbrook we look at how exactly the President’s executive order will affect the lives of undocumented youth.

Is the Latina single mom vote up for grabs?

June 8, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. All Americans are anxious for an economic rebound, especially those who lost the most and have made the fewest gains—Latina single moms. The economic recession officially started in 2007 under the watch of President George W. Bush, but the Continue Reading →

News Nation – A discussion of the TX Primary

May 29, 2012

The Texas Primary has finally arrived — after being postponed for over two months from its original Super Tuesday date. In this election we will see two things for certain: 1.) Romney will officially clinch the presidential nomination 2.) The Tea Party will assert its Continue Reading →

Romney-Lost in Translation

May 24, 2012

George W. Bush wrote the book on Latino ad campaigns.  In the 2000 election Bush and the RNC outspent Gore and the DNC by a margin of 3-1 (Segal, 2003).  Republican Spanish language ads aired thousands of times across the nation’s swing states paying off Continue Reading →

Carmona’s AZ Senate Bid— Democratic Oasis or Mirage?

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Arizona is a red state. The Governor and the legislature is Republican, very Republican, and the state’s congressional delegation is dominated by the GOP. Let’s just say that when I come home to visit my folks in Southern Arizona Continue Reading →

Jansing & Co. – Biden on the Attack

May 17, 2012

This week Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging against Romney. While the Vice President may be voluble and gaffe prone, he will be the President’s secret weapon in the swing states. Biden, unlike the President or Romney, can connect with the key swing constituencies Continue Reading →

President Obama’s Latino Kryptonite Gay Marriage?

May 10, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Barack Obama is untouchable, at least in the Latino electorate. Two recent polls show his support among Latinos ranging from 70-80 percent. However, these polls took place before the President stated that his views on gay marriage had evolved Continue Reading →

MSNBC Live: Romney Campaign Immigration Flub

May 9, 2012

A senior official in Romney’s Latino outreach effort said that the GOP candidate was still deciding his stance on immigration. The official said that she misspoke, but this slip points at the potential for Romney to perhaps flip flop on the issue of immigration as Continue Reading →

President Obama, The Ladies’ Man

May 1, 2012

This article originally appeared as part of the University of Texas Election Series He’s tall, dark, and handsome. It doesn’t hurt that he croons rhythm and blues and can shake it up on the dance floor. President Obama is the ultimate ladies’ man, but not because Continue Reading →

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