Hispanic Activists: Romey Went So Far Right He’ll Have Trouble Coming Back
Hispanic activists in both parties are having problems with Mitt Romney’s positions on immigration.
[They] told POLITICO they are stunned by how far right Romney has moved in the past two months, and think he will have a hard time coming back.
“As for Romney, immigration and the Hispanic vote, put a fork in him. He’s done, cooked, burnt,” said Frank Sharry, the founder and executive director of the Democratic group America’s Voice. Sharry said Democrats would have had reason to fear an immigration moderate with strong Hispanic credentials like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who recently warned his party to moderate its “tone” on immigration.
But the former Massachusetts governor, he argued, finds himself in an impossible position. “What can Romney do? If he flip-flops in the general, he’ll piss off his new hard-liner friends on the right and underscore his flip-flopping reputation; he stays hard right and [angers] the fastest growing voter bloc in the country.”Click here for reuse options!
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