Does Super Tuesday really matter for Latinos?
It's a big day for Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential elections. Today is what's known as "Super Tuesday", a day when the greatest number of states hold primary elections. It could mean that one of the GOP hopefuls will emerge the leader of the pack and become the clear incumbent nominee to go up against current President Barack Obama.
Predictions of who will win and a live news telecast are all over the news today--but I have a confession: I don't care.
I'm tired of seeing the news and hearing what the top four candidates, who are all old white men, think about Latino issues. Mitt Romney, who is likely to emerge with the most Super Tuesday momentum, has Mexican roots, but his stance on the issues doesn't exactly do our community any favors either.
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The Mormon GOP hopeful has some pretty harsh anti-immigration stances and has said that he would veto the DREAM Act, which hopes to give undocumented students who were brought to the US as children a chance to go to college. To me, that's just wrong.
So now I've stopped paying attention. I've stopped caring what Mitt and the other potential presidents are saying because, deep down, I wasn't planning to vote for any of them anyway. But that doesn't mean I didn't want to see some hope for Latinos in whoever the GOP nominates.
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Looks like that won't be happening, though, so I've tuned it all out. I'm over hearing about who may or may not get the Republican nomination and whether Cuban Marco Rubio (who I really, really don't like because of his stances on the issues) will be the VP nominee. No matter what happens today, I think I'd rather be watching Cougar Town with hilarious Puerto Rican actor Ian Gomez instead.
Will you be watching the Super Tuesday primary results today?
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