Mitt Romney’s campaign is DOA, dead on arrival, with most Hispanic voters because of his hard-line position on immigration. Even former Florida Republican governor Jeb Bush is advocating for a moderate stance from Republicans on the matter. Well, Mitt Romney continues to show his hypocrisy and arrogance on the subject of illegal immigration, ignoring the fact that his father, George Romney, was born in Mexico. Um, guess what, that makes Mitt Romney a descendant of a Mexican-American.
Mitt Romney tried to sweep that under a rug until Univision’s Jorge Ramos got all in his stuff by asking him if he wasn’t a Mexican-American, since his father was born in Mexico. Here’s the ridiculous response he offered: “I don’t think people would think I was being honest with them if I said I was Mexican-American,” Romney said, adding that he’d still be grateful if Ramos “put the word out.” He said his parents were American citizens who never spoke any Spanish. That begs the question of why they were in Mexico to begin with.
Either way, Mitt Romney’s goose is cooked with Hispanics, since he seems to think the illegal immigrants in this country are mostly coming from Mexico and none from European countries. He can stick a fork in that turkey because the Latino vote has just left him. Now he’s in Florida trying to appease to the Hispanics, but it is a little too late. In case he doesn’t know, Hispanics are less likely to support a candidate who is screaming on top of his voice that he will veto the Dream Act. That self-deportation comment will come back to bite him time and time again.