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  •  I guess I just (4+ / 0-)

    am looking more into the future than just 2016. I want a Democratic President who can bring Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado permanently into our fold in national elections, and I don't think Brown will be able to do that, especially if he relies on Warner for his win in Virginia.

    I agree that Brown would probably win, but I think Hillary would win by a larger margin. I also think that if we are interested in implementing progressive policy, we need as many progressives in the legislative branch as possible. The President's role in the implementing of progressive policy is really just to sign the bills that come his/her way (which I'm sure Hillary would do) and then enforce them (which she would also do).

    Also, what are Brown's views on immigration reform? I ask because Brown has no natural base among Hispanics and has never really had to reach out to Hispanics, and he would need lots of Hispanic outreach in order to win Colorado and Nevada (I also think that Arizona would be safe R with Brown as the Democrat). After all, most union members in Nevada are Hispanics. I'd prefer if future nominees either came from a state with a more-than-trivial number of Hispanics or had a natural base among Hispanics (Hillary fits into the latter category).

    (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

    by ProudNewEnglander on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:01:05 PM PDT

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    •  I think you'd be surprised (1+ / 0-)
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      at the non-trivial number of Hispanics who now live in Ohio.  Although most heavily Democratic districts are in urban areas, Ohio is mostly farm country, and farm country everywhere depends on immigrant labor these days.  Even small towns 45 minutes from anywhere like the one where I lived have Hispanic food sections in the grocery stores and displays of Mexican herbs labelled in Spanish in the Chinese markets.

      •  As of the census, the state was just (3+ / 0-)
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        3.1% Hispanic, meaning the Hispanic share of the electorate was probably close to half of that at best. Compared to a state like Nevada which was 26.5% or Colorado at 20.6% and you get a state that is not only significantly less Hispanic then they are, but also than the national average of 16.3%

      •  Actually, the number IS pretty trivial (1+ / 0-)
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        although it's growing. It's barely 3%. Hispanics aren't an issue in Ohio although you'd think they presented some kind of big threat every time some yahoo Republican legislator from some small town introduces another "English only" bill.

        Also a significant number of those are Puerto Rican which makes the hysteria those same legislators sometimes express about the danger of "illegals" particularly laughable.

        Jon Husted is a dick.

        by anastasia p on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 05:00:04 PM PDT

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