Should Mitt Romney emphasize his Mexican heritage for the Hispanic vote?

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    Ok apparently Mitt Romney's father was born in Mexico, according to Mexican law that gives Mitt Romney the option to claim dual citizenship with Mexico if he pleases. Should Romney mention this in his campaign to try and swing some Hispanic votes his way? I haven't really heard him mention it yet.
     
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    He need not. It would just come across as the pandering that it probably would be.


    On a related note, how painful is it to watch some of these 'I took Spanish in Jr High so I'm down with the peeps' politicians try to regurgitate a few lines in Spanish for commercials and campaign speeches to show solidarity with Latino-Americans?
     
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    LMAO! What next, Ron Paul spitting a free style and sporting an afro for more black votes?:lol:
     
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    Naah he is doing fine empahaizing his wealth and privilege heritage to attract republican voters.

    he will try for the hispanics if he wins the primary.
     
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    No, he should focus on his ability to turn the economy around and his plans for our future.

    When you pander to one voter you alienate another.
     
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    Just read about this on a CNN Op-Ed. The guy is saying Romney could be the first Hispanic President. I don't think Romney should try to push this. Romney is not Hispanic. His great-grandfather was an an illegal American immigrant to Mexico, and never gained citizenship. Romney doesn't have a drop of Hispanic blood in his veins. His great-grandparents were US natives. His grandparents were US natives. His father was an American born abroad, who grew up most of his life in the US. His mother was a US native. Romney is NOT Hispanic, and any attempt to cast himself as such will only make himself out to be a flaming liar.
     
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    Yo Vern, he does not try to become electable.

    All we want to do is restore the Constitution and the enforce upon the continuing criminal enterprise known as the US of A.

    He emphasizes LIBERTY

    if parasitism is your cup of tea then vote for a candidate who likes to loot, plunder and confiscate.

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    I'm not saying you are wrong but how does one become a "legit" Mexican than? there are Blacks that live in Mexico now, descendants of free slaves that moved there, and there are whites who are born and lived in Mexico their whole lives, as well as numerous Arabs like Carlos Slim who's parents are Lebanese, are they not "real" Mexicans? not every Mexican is a Meztizo btw.
     
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    I don't think that Romney wants to mention his Hispanic heritage, because then all the other GOP idiots are going to start jumping on him about his immigration policies.

    And.........after what he went through on his lawn care fiasco, I think it's a subject he wants to stay away from.
     
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    I wouldn't put anything past him. I can picture him trying to 'get down' in his ill-fitting suit and odd speaking cadence.
     

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