‘Latino vote’ strikes again
Super Martes has supplied a fresh round of discussion about the Latino vote in Election ‘08. “Hillary Clinton should really be saying ‘muchas gracias’ today,” Andrea Bernstein said this morning on WNYC.
Clinton’s lead among Latino Democrats was 2 to 1 over Barack Obama in New York, New Jersey and California, especially among older voters, NPR reports.
Interesting, when you look at the tougher tone that Clinton sometimes uses in discussing immigration, ABC’s Jake Tapper points out.
John McCain gets strong support from Latinos, but it’s not all about his immigration stance, supporter Steven Alfasi insisted last night at a McCain party in Manhattan last night. Alfasi (from Tuckahoe) is Latino coordinator for the McCain camp in New York state, and told me that the candidate’s fiscal and social conservatism is a bigger draw for Hispanics.
While we’re at it, is it fair to put so much attention on the cold math of racial and ethnic voting groups? What effect does it have on the groups themselves? Monica Guzman has a discussion going at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Any thoughts?