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  •  unfortunate reality (4+ / 0-)
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    pamelabrown, Overseas, JeffW, Womantrust

    Share of Latino vote

    Romney 27%
    Obama 71%

    and the Democratic share of Latino presidential vote is trending up since 2004.

    •  percentages (0+ / 0-)

      Romney has 59% of the white vote.  Obama has 93% of the black vote and 73% fo the asian vote.  Clinton has 83% of the black vote in both elections.  And while Romney only achieved 27% hispanic votes, Bush was closer to 40%.

      If Obama was able to hit Hispanic votes north of 80%, these numbers might provide hope.  But as it is the 70% is cherry picking that lead the Democrats to lose to Bush two cycles running and lose the house to wingnuts.

      •  I think there were other reasons (0+ / 0-)

        for the Dems losing the House. Obama's overwhelming win of the Hispanic vote wasn't one of them.

        Also, Obama's 71% was just one percentage point below Clinton's 72% of the Hispanic vote in 1996, the highest Democratic share in recent history. No cherry picking there.

    •  And we should give them more reasons to (3+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, Plantsmantx, Womantrust

      come to Democrats, rather than being "not  Republicans."

      We missed some opportunities when Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House.

      We've got to have more Democrats who stand for Democratic Party principles and not just corporate interests.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 10:37:38 AM PDT

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