Ryan’s relationship with Latinos
The selection of Ryan isn’t likely to move the needle with Latino voters the way a choice like Rubio may have.
It’s true that Ryan has a growing Latino population in his district and now conducts some bilingual voter town halls, but he is hardly known among Latinos nationwide. Ryan’s positions on economic issues are out of step with the majority opinion among Latino voters, according to a Latino Decisions analysis and he’s taken some past votes on immigration that have provoked some activists.
In any case, Romney’s campaign is making it clear that the choice of Ryan isn’t about appealing to groups of voters, but about a broader debate of economic visions.
“Mitt isn’t thinking about Ohio or the Hispanic vote. He’s thinking: ‘I’m gonna be president. Who’s going to help me succeed?’” a Romney advisers told Politico Saturday.
Politic365 posts about how the choice of Ryan might not play well among black and Latino voters, since Ryan’s budget affects social programs that disproportionately aid those communities:
“While the selection of Paul Ryan is most likely intended to solidify Romney’s conservative positioning especially considering that Romney created the template for ‘Obamacare’ while serving as Governor of Massachusetts, this veep pick is probably not going to help Romney attract voters of color,” writes Adriana Maestas.
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