Romney in Direct Appeal to Latino Voters
While in Texas on Tuesday, Mitt Romney made an overture directly to the Hispanic voters. He said on a campaign stop that Latinos are suffering more than any other group under the struggling economy in the country and if elected he knew what to do to make things better.
He made these comments while at an office supply business owned by the offspring of two Mexican immigrants. He claimed unemployment amongst Hispanics had risen under the administration of President Obama. He cited last week’s statistics from the jobs reports that showed the unemployment rate nationally for Hispanics jumped from 10.4% to 11% between April and May. That rate he told listeners was nearly 3% higher than the average nationally. He also mentioned statistics that showed a high percentage of Hispanics that live in poverty.
Romney said that many Hispanic Americans have looked to innovators and entrepreneurs to start out, but the Obama administration had been so anti-small business and created a hostile environment for small business that it has been much harder for them to remain open and hire additional employees.
He said that if he were elected as the next U.S. president, he would be a president for all of the Americans in the country and would guarantee the economy would be good for all of us in America.
What was most notable in the former Governor of Massachusetts’ outreach to the Hispanic voter was that he did mention his immigration position or other issues that directly relate to Hispanic voters. Of late, Romney has attempted to focus his talks towards Hispanics on education and the economy two issues he might fare better at in winning votes.