Mitt Romney Makes Direct Appeal to Hispanic Voters in Texas

Pretend for a moment that neocon hack Romney made a direct appeal to white Americans.

Mitt Romney made a direct overture to Latino voters Tuesday, arguing at a campaign stop here that Hispanics are suffering the most under the nation’s struggling economy and that, if elected, he would make things better for them.

Speaking at an office supply company owned by the children of Mexican immigrants, Romney claimed that unemployment among Hispanic Americans has risen since President Obama took office. He cited statistics from last week’s jobs report that found national unemployment rate for Latinos rose from 10.4 percent in April to 11 percent in May—nearly 3 percentage points higher than the national average. He also cited statistics showing high poverty among Hispanics.
“Hispanic Americans in large measure have looked to entrepreneurs and innovators to get going, but this has been such an anti-small business, hostile to small business environment that that it’s been harder for those businesses to open their doors and hire more people,” Romney said.