"Those people who don't think Latinos will vote for a Republican need to take a look at Puerto Rico," he said.Of course, 385,000 voted in a meaningless Democratic primary on the island in 2008 (the June primary came after Obama had clinched a majority of pledged delegates). So if we're going to compare the two, well, there's no comparison. But island Republicans really really really thought this was their year!
Adolfo Krans, a political analyst who hosts a daily radio talk show on the island, predicted that the turnout in Sunday’s primary will be high – some projections hover around 400,000, which would be more than the first two primary states to vote – Iowa and New Hampshire – combined – and that Romney holds the upper hand.Ha ha ha! You know what was fun and positive? Seeing Republicans get less than a third of the turnout they expected—further proof that their message isn't resonating, particularly among non-white Southern males.
“For the first time Republicans will be able to say that we are having a substantial amount of participants going to vote, sending a message that has been lost for many years because for some reason Puerto Rico has always been identified as a place in favor of the Democrats,” Krans said in an interview.
“It’s going to be fun and it’s going to be very positive for the Republican party to send a message that Puerto Ricans are not necessarily in favor of the Democratic party in the United States,” he added.
So yup, Mittens, I took a look at Puerto Rico. And I see nothing in the results that makes me believe you'll get more than the 14 percent of Latinos supporting you in Fox News' latest poll.