Brit Hume: Hispanics Still Not Nearly as Important to GOP as White Voters (VIDEO)
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This analysis, and others, is probably correct that the Republicans don’t mathematically need to approve thier Histpanic vote to win national elections. That is, if the manage to get a larger portion of the “White” vote but if you consider the fact that the lost the Women’s vote (to include white women) by 20 points, and lost younger whites then it looks bad for them.
So yes please, keep taking people like Brit Hume’s advice!
“And I am absolutely convinced that this trope that you’re hearing that says that if the Republicans don’t go for immigration reform much as the Senate has done, they’ll never win another presidential election. Oh, baloney,” Hume said during an appearance on the conservative cable news channel. “If you look at the statistics, you find there was one significant bloc of voters who turned out in smaller numbers this time in a major way — way below expectations, below even their ‘08 turnout — and that was white voters. Now, that doesn’t mean that if they turned out thatRomney would have gotten them all but it shows you that this Hispanic vote, which is I think now 8.5 percent of the electorate or something like that, is not nearly as important as, still, as the white vote, which is above 70 percent.”
Hume added, “So, if you look at it from an ethnic point of view, that addresses the question of whether you need to get right with the Hispanics.”