Hispanics wait to be wooed
Call it the year of the ticket blanquito. This year’s candidates for governor are not just white; their Spanish doesn’t extend much beyond catch phrases such as “hola, amigos,” and “muy bien.”
None of the candidates for governor —not Republicans Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher nor Democrats Jim Davis and Rod Smith, is expected to come near Jeb Bush’s appeal to Hispanic voters. Not one has yet shown an ability to attract or connect with Hispanics, who comprise a crucial 14 percent of the electorate. Story here.