By @LOLGOP

What’s Turning Minority Voters Away From Mitt? Maybe His Crowds

October 25, 2012 2:36 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 39 Comments A+ / A-

The Romney campaign knows they have a problem with Latino voters. In August, they set a target of getting 38 percent of the Latino vote, which is 7 points higher than John McCain received in 2008. McCain was a one-time champion of comprehensive immigration reform and hails from a state with a significant Latino population.

Mitt Romney won the GOP nomination by attacking Rick Perry for supporting a Texas DREAM Act and by endorsing a policy of self-deportation.

Romney has since moved to the center, promising that he will get immigration reform done and saying that he wouldn’t deport the first wave of DREAM-eligible students the president has made it his policy not to deport—at least for a few years.

Has this helped? Not really. In the latest Latino Decisions poll, Romney only received 20 percent support from Latinos. Down from 21 percent in the previous polls. Why is he going down?

Here’s a theory. Look at his crowds.

Whenever Mitt Romney speaks, the crowd is very diverse. There are white people in their 50s, 60s and 70s.

But seriously, look at these crowds:

Photo credit: AP

Is this much white even allowed after Labor Day?

Photo credit: @rovibe71

Even at night you get the idea.

Photo credit: hollybdc • Instagram

Contrast those images with this:

Photo credit: @theladyharley

Perhaps if you can’t see yourself in a candidate’s crowd, it’s hard to imagine seeing yourself voting for him.

 

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  • hiko73

    Godamnit! I love our POTUS!

  • TZToronto

    I see only a few dark-ish faces in the top photo–and I think two of them are Clarence Thomas.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2XQAUUZDVBGZWAL6KWKI3J56LI Blaze Stryker

      He’s diversified–he has nine now and tries to cover other Justices with whichever one’s he’s not using.

      • http://twitter.com/Senor_Weenis Larry Sweeney

        With Powell’s endorsement of the President this morning, he’s down to eight.

    • jarheadgene

      NO….one is female….must be GW’s girlfriend Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F65J35CPPCEYM6B6YIRYWN46HM The Prodigal Son

      That wasn’t Clarence, that was Herman Caine! Clarence don’t have a dlsr, but he does own a camcorder.

  • kpolicastro

    People of color for Romney couldn’t make it to the rallies….they were all on FoxNews!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7DKWSXHQIDBW5PUAPZ2HZAYYUY Baron Cormac

      Both of them? That’s more than Fox had on all year!

  • nobsartist

    Maybe its because his logo looks like the SS logo that the Nazi’s used or maybe its because he took his campaign strategy from Mein Kampf but I really think its because people now know that the John Birch Society runs and finances the republiCON party and people just dont like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Ramsey/100001577804530 Don Ramsey

    How terribly sad. That said, I watched a football game between BYU and Notre Dame last week, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen more white boys on a field.

  • bcarreiro

    diversity is the obama agenda that everyone is created equal and we have the right to vote for a democracy not hyprocracy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U345IXFXGSTB3BMEQMCKIQZAVM paintingwino

    Then again, as consistent as he has been in changing from one day to the next, based on that alone, once in the White House he could order all Latinos in camps like America did with the Japanese. Or, the Latinos can trust him according to his word. The word that changes form one day to the next. He has my vote, but not anymore.

  • Jolundy

    The crowds attending a rally by President Obama is more representative of what America looks like in reality. This may be what the folks supporting Mitt Romney are afraid of!

    • Sandra

      Yeah, colour me rainbow. That the difference between Dems and Repubs. Repubs still think America is white only which it really never was. Ms. Lindsay Graham stated bluntly Repubs don’t have enough angry old white guys to vote for them, guess they are dying out ie a dying breed.

  • ObozoMustGo

    DISTRACTIONS………… DISTRACTIONS………………………. DISTRACTIONS………

    Ignore what these useful idiots are writing about. It’s nothing more than a distraction to keep the focus off of Obozo and his failures. Especially the scandal of Benghazi. Let’s look at some facts:

    1) the attack lasted about 8 and 1/2 hours.
    2) The 2 SEALS that were killed were not even at the compound, but were at the safe house a mile away. They came to fight and to try to save the ambassador.
    3) The SEALS were killed 7 hours AFTER the attack started. These are facts.
    4) Obozo and the State Department knew within minutes that the attack was happening
    5) Obozo knew within 2 hours that a known terrorist group had claimed responsibility.
    6) The military had moved pieces into position and could have been there within 30 minutes to fight back FROM THE START.
    7) They were begging for the order to go in, but the orders were never given.
    8) A drone flying overhead was beaming live video back to the WH and State Department.

    OBOZO WATCHED AS OUR MEN WERE UNDER SIEGE AND WATCHED THEM GET KILLED. AND HE DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. THEN HE BLAMED A VIDEO FOR IT.

    You leftist freaks may not like it, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not the truth.

    You are supporting a coward that let our men be killed AND DID NOTHING!

    You are supporting a coward that let our men be killed and then lied about a stupid video for a month.

    You are supporting a coward that thinks you are such fools that he can do anything and you morons will still support him unconditionally.

    WTF does it take for you leftist freaks to withdraw your support from this coward? How bad does he have to be before you turn your back on him? WTF is wrong with you people?

    Have a nice day!

    “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

    • jarheadgene

      OMG….Distractions….Distractions..?????????? Romney’s whole campaign has been based on distractions and etcha sketch playbooks. And here you are with a distraction to the subject at hand…..what a surprise. Give the Benghazi subject a rest…your OWN candidate refused to touch the subject after he was told how displeased the family of the SEALS were. And after he made a FOOL of himself in debate #2. Obama a coward…..no way, would a coward take office and try to represent 100% of the people even though he would be called racial and religous epitaths throughout and not be given the dignity the office deserves? When Jackie Robinson first played baseball MLB….it took more than a coward to stand and take it. Comon…Romney stinks.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Gene… your boy Obozo has been lying to your face and covering up the fact that he watched our men fight for 7 hours and then die while he did nothing. He ordered back up forces to stand down while our men died. This is why he is covering it up.

        You are supporting a coward, Gene. Obozo is a coward. And he’s covering up his supply of weapons to terrorists. That’s what he’s doing. Face the facts Gene. The curtain is being pulled back on your wizard and we all can see what a small and cowardly liar that he is.

        Have a nice day!

        “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

        • jarheadgene

          SPEAKING OF COWARDS…..HOW ABOUT THIS GUY….Protesting for the draft and for the Vietnam war…..then runs off to that Battleground known as Paris, France…..differment…differment…..I’m a CHICKENHAWK……I’M a Chickenhawk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    Maybe some believe the Charlie Chaplin movies of yesteryear belong in archives, and prefer technicolor…

    • F R

      He is offering the Hispanics : Self Deportation or die of Starvation.

      PS: Dominick, Romney in that third debate was so agreeable with POTUS that I am very confident that the challenger is going to cast his vote in favor of POTUS……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

    I really would like to know if the repubs are still restricting attendance at their rallies to “invitation only” as they have for a long time in my home state.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

    I also think it is despicable that the Sectret Service depresses dissent in those states where they evidently are open to all.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PPHJQFXFPE564LFJPGF3SLP57M orangeman65

    Let’s keep this real! Just like MisfitRomeny; none of those Republicans do’t give two cents about minorities; especially African Americansand Latinos! Whenever Romney campaign through varius cities; such as Chicago and Los Angeles, he always go to the ritzie caucasian areas! He has NEVER come to any of the predominently African Amrican and/or LAtino neighborhoods! I don’t know see why he has the AUDACITY to form his mouth to lie by saying “I’m for all 1005 of America”?! At during the 1990s when Clinton/Gore visited cities like Chicago; they came through to the African American and Latino neighborhoods!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QZOLTTTPLTLGELEYLKM7HUJPSU Davekzy1

    Thus the voter ID laws!

  • http://www.facebook.com/schirmerdon Donald Schirmer

    I will vote for Obama because He like all people, black, white, yellow, green, brown, and black

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118543425 Robin O’Brien

    I think he has a binder of minorities as well??

  • ObozoMustGo

    Gene… you cannot redirect this one, my lefty friend. Obozo lied to cover up that he froze and ordered military reinforcements to stand down while 2 of our heros took fire for nearly 7 hours. He watched them die from drones above. He did nothing. Then he blamed it on a YouTube video to try to brush over his incompetence. THIS IS WHAT HE DID GENE. It’s true.

    At what point, Gene, do you learn about this and begin to withdraw your support for Obozo? At what point does your own integrity kick in and you’ve had enough of Obozo’s lies and cover up over this issue? How badly do you need to be battered by Obozo before you leave him? You need to start asking yourself these questions. More and more of this cover up is being exposed day by day.

    Have a nice weekend, Gene.

    “Based on information that we — our initial information — we saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or premeditated attack; that we saw evidence that it was sparked by the reaction to this video.” – Jay Carney on Sept 17th responding to questions about what caused the Benghazi attacks on our consulate on 9/11, despite email evidence that shows Obozo knew it was a terrorist attack moments after it started.

    • notgonna

      Keep on beating that dead horse, it is all you have.

    • soul68

      The more you guys try to wring some scandal out of this story the more desperate you look.
      Amazing how you just pick the parts of the story that fit whatever it is you’re trying to pin on Obama and ignore everything else.

      • ObozoMustGo

        soulless… someone ordered our military assets to stand down when Americans were under attack. WHO ORDERED THE MILITARY TO STAND DOWN????

        This and others are legitimate questions that you should be seeking honest answers to.

        Have a nice day!

        “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?” – Joe Biden to Charles Woods, father of the slain former Navy SEAL while his son’s coffin was being unloaded from the plane.

  • Wilbur Moore

    I am a black veteran from the Vietnam war. I am voting for the right person to aid America. Just because the president is black does not mean he is hurting this nation. Not one bank has closed , the stock market has been high, rich people have mad money and greed has kept worker wages down. Congress has cut programs that help people get work, and refuse to pass a jobs bill. this from people who say they love America, but hate the president. If they hate the person we elected, that’s called treason. When they fight to keep people from getting work and run the nation in the ground to make a black man look bad. It’s all hate and greed and fear of the lose of white ruling class, which is mostly rich!!!!

  • bullsballs

    but the morons have only just begun to allow minorities in their church…
    what next? hold office?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KWO6ICEKDED7O3WHEDZMZZJ54Y Lornette

    Out of his own mouth 47% Romney said he do not really care about minority, that he only care about fattening up the corporate fat cats. his supporter said that if women are raped don’t let them have abortions, no wonder Romney keeps a binder full of women for his kind of men.

  • http://profiles.google.com/abunudnik Abu Nudnik

    From the bottom of the hand I count 10 black people (above the hand it’s harder to tell)… which is far above the 16% national population… that’s in the bottom photo… the others are closely cropped and the opposite effect could be derived just from point of view… I’m a photographer and know anything can be shown. BS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.solomon.965 Steve Solomon

    White people in the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s are the GOPs core base.
    Nothing wrong with that…..except…..for the angry rhetoric, that drives everyone else into the arms of the Democrats.

  • ericarage

    Any minority person who thinks the GOP – the party that loves to harbor racists – the very blatant kind – and use token minorities who are willing to submit to gain a bit of status in a party that could care less – is the right party for them…is sadly mistaken. The GOP is the worst America has to offer these days. The ugly, mean spirited, ignorance peddling, no real policies to put forth, vile contribution this party contributes these days is harming this nation more than anything else.

  • tobewan

    After the votes are counted, if Romney is elected, the people will revolt. If Obama is elected, the Republicans will continue to revolt – probably more than they have this year.
    Translation: we haven’t seen the worse they can do, we haven’t seen anything yet.
    The Repubs have divided America, AGAIN, and will wreck America either way.
    Let’s vote for and wish Obama well in spite of the coming fierce opposition. He needs 4 more to get the recovery finished, and do it by overcoming the party of NO. We need to STOP the GOP ! For the sake of women, for the sake of the nation.

  • flowing river

    this is stupid. can i have that three minutes of my life back. it’s nevada and likely near vegas … lots of white peeps there. obama has more black supporters (is that surprising since he is only half white) ? who cares about fucking race. wake uP.

  • Lee Rosenbaum

    Yikes! Seeing all those folks adoring Romney at the site of my first Dead shows (Red Rocks) is a buzz kill ;)

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