November 14, 2012 by glgalvan
On November 6, 2012, the Latino vote helped mark another important event in history; the re-election of a black president, President Barack Obama. Through out the campaign elections, I was never paying to the candidate’s complexion. Instead, I was paying attention to their policies and the way they were responding to debate questions. I liked that Obama kept minorities in mind; his policies reflected a care for what would happen to minorities in the country. He went as far as to say that he wanted to go through with an immigration reform. On the other side of the political spectrum, Republican Mitt Romney didn’t show as much compassion for the minorities. In a private campaign event, Mitt Romney made the mistake of saying that he “jokingly” wished he was Latino. Once these words were out, Latino voters didn’t have to think twice about whom they would vote for. In fact, there was a series of videos called Actually.org that used comedians and actors/actresses that fact checked Mitt Romney. One of these videos used Rosie Perez where she mocks sympathy for Mitt Romney. At the end of the video, she turns serious and says, “Latinos aren’t voting for you because your policies suck.” So, I think that the Latino vote was encouraged because of what Rosie Perez made clear.