Axelrod Says Rubio on GOP ticket would insult Hispanics
David Axelrod a senior campaign advisor for the Obama reelection campaign does not think the Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a chance against Obama in the Hispanic community. He based his opinion on a Sunday morning show on Univision, a Spanish language television station that said the two most important issues in the Hispanic community are social programs and immigration.
Axelrod was asked if he thought Romney would benefit by choosing Marco Rubio, Florida’s Cuban American Senator as his vice presidential running mate. Axelrod said he felt Rubio would not have any impact on the campaign, but he felt if Romney put Rubio on the Republican ticket it would be an insult to everyone in the Hispanic community.
Axelrod, in a long interview with Jorge Ramos from Univision explained that the economy was dragging but was doing better than back in 2008 and the Republicans, said Axelrod, want to return to what was being done before. Ramos asked Axelrod if he felt the President had a Hispanic problem given that deportations have reached record highs and there is no real palpable reform in immigration. Axelrod attacked the leadership of the Republicans saying it was the policy of the Republicans to stick with partisan voting making it impossible for Democrats to legislate properly even with leadership at the executive level.
Axelrod said, having Rubio on the Republican ticket, would not change that Romney was against the Dream Act and embraced Sheriff Arpaio, one of the biggest enemies in the Hispanic Community.