2012 Top moments in Latino Politics, #3
By Jose Cruz, Our Tiempo
#3 Mitt Romney’s “Self-Deportation” Comment
In an effort to cater to the far-right base, Romney made a comment during the Arizona GOP primary debate that raised many a Latino’s eyebrow. His suggestion of how to deal with the estimated 8 million undocumented living in the U.S. was to create a toxic enough environment that would encourage them to “self-deport.” The comment plague Romney and continued to resonate with Latino voters through out the election season.
This article was first published in Our Tiempo.
Jose Cruz is a Puerto Rican/Irish multi-city/multi-hat guru at OurTiempo.com. An online entrepreneur, Jose is the in house editor and writer. With a background in politics and a career that includes a law degree, the Clinton White House and managing and developing websites geared at the Latino community, his tastes are as diverse as his work. Just at home diving into a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza to munching on a Fish Taco in East LA. Twitter: @JoseCruz2000
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