Perhaps taking a cue from comedian George Lopez, who during his HBO special Saturday night said Romney will never win the Latino vote because Romney’s a Chicano and won’t admit it, the Romney campaign began airing its ninth Spanish-language TV ad today, in which son Craig talks about the family’s Mexican roots:
(translated) “He [Mitt] values very much that we are a nation of immigrants. My grandfather George was born in Mexico. For our family the greatness of the United States is how we respect and help each other, regardless of where we come from. As president, my father will work on a permanent solution to the immigration system, working with leaders of both parties.”
The problem Latinos have with Mitt’s message is that he’s already articulated his plans for immigration policy in America.
He would make it so intolerable for undocumented immigrants to live in the United States, whether they came here at the age of 2 or 22, that they would voluntarily pick up and leave for Mexico or Honduras or Nicaragua. It’s hard to imagine what it must feel like to uproot yourself from the only country you’ve ever known and leave for a country notorious for drugs, violence and government corruption.
Yet Mitt is telling them to just roll with it — laws are laws, whether just or unjust.
We don’t know why he’s even trying to sell Latinos on his campaign, since he seems to know few Latinos actually want what he’s selling.
Reports show that the Obama campaign is outspending the Romney camp 7-to-1 on Spanish-language ads in battleground states like Nevada, Colorado and Florida. Romney spent a measly $500,000 on Spanish language ads since May.
A bit of advice, Willard: Instead of using that money on courting the Latino vote — which you have no chance on winning — why don’t you buy yourself another car elevator for your fourth summer home?
You have no chance in reaching the Latino 40-percent mark required of any presidential candidate who wins the White House. Don’t believe us? We’ll bet you $10,000.
Spanish-language TV ad from Romney 2012 campaign: