Monday, October 11, 2010

Latino vote 'critical' to Democrats in 2010, DNC Chair Tim Kaine says + Comment

Latino vote 'critical' to Democrats in 2010, DNC Chair Tim Kaine says

Turning out Latino voters on Nov. 2 is vital to Democratic success in the midterm elections, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said today.

In a telephone interview, Kaine said "it is critical" for Democrats to mobilize Hispanic voters from California to Florida. "We will have a strong margin among Latino voters," he said. "Our challenge is to have a strong turnout."

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DNC Chair Tim Kaine
Polls have shown that Hispanic voters, unlike most other Americans, remain strongly supportive of President Obama. But Democrats worry that the turnout levels among Latinos will drop, threatening Democratic candidates in close races such as California Sen. Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown the party's nominee for governor.

Kaine, a former Central American missionary who is fluent in Spanish, has been barnstorming across the country since Labor Day in an attempt to fire up the Democratic base. At a recent campaign stop in El Paso, Texas, he conducted a Spanish-language press conference.

"We're making the case to Latino voters that there are differences between the parties," Kaine said.

The former Virginia governor said the president's economic stimulus package and health-reform law resonate with most Hispanic voters while Republicans "are pledging to repeal it."

Obama's failure to win passage of comprehensive immigration reform is a disappointment to many Latinos, he conceded. "There is a sadness that more has not gotten through on immigration," he acknowledged.

But he said Hispanics realize that despite the lack of legislative success, there is "a sharp difference" between Democrats and Republicans on immigration-related issues.

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Comment: Latinos should have an independent stance in relation to the two-headed monster of the traditional electoral power structure. Kennedy is long dead and both major political parties are rotten to the core. At the bottom line American Politics today is about who has the most money, not serving people's needs.

We need one form of amnesty or another for global citizens who are from Mexico and have been living in the USA and functional workers.

As usual, xenophobia and racism against brown-skinned people is a major obstacle to unity among the humane family. Get with the program Americans and expand your concept of who is an American. Americans are people from all of the Americas.
~Che Peta ~ ~

Unidos Venceremos! United We Will Win!

PETER S. LOPEZ AKA: Peta-de-Aztlan
Sacramento, California
"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come."
~ Victor Hugo

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