The fact of the matter is that Hispanics are going to be a more and more vibrant part of the electorate, and the Republican Party had better figure out how to talk to them. We had a very dramatic shift between what President Bush was able to do with Hispanic voters, where he won 44 percent of them, and what happened to Senator McCain. Senator McCain did not deserve what he got. He was one of those that valiantly fought, fought for immigration reform, but there were voices within our party, frankly, which if they continue with that kind of rhetoric, anti-Hispanic rhetoric, that so much of it was heard, we're going to be relegated to minority status.The Republican Party, relegated to minority status by minority voters. Now that was a slow train coming. Since one-party rule is good for no one, here's hoping the dead-enders' day ends relatively soon, and the Republicans begin the slow work of reaching out to new voters with new ideas. Time they "dou that..."
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida, former RNC co-chair, warns the party: