… INTO THE “REPUBLICAN” PARTY
|| By FITSNEWS || Nevada is a critical swing state in national elections. In 31 of 38 presidential elections, it’s picked the winner – including a streak of nine presidential races in a row. Not only that the state has maintained its bellwether status despite huge demographic shifts.
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Anyway, former Florida governor Jeb Bush is one “Republican” presidential candidate who’s been working Nevada hard – hoping to capture the state’s “First in the West” 2016 GOP caucus as well as lay the groundwork for a general election campaign.
In fact he’s working the Hispanic vote especially hard … hoping to prove “Republican” candidates can win over a demographic that voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in the previous two elections.
Bush has done well with Latinos in the past – pulling 61 percent of the vote in the 1998 Florida gubernatorial election. But most of those were Cuban-Americans. Bush’s challenge (and the challenge of other would-be “Republican” candidates)? To win over Mexican-Americans and Latinos who hail from Central America, the Caribbean or South America.
Over the weekend Bush’s campaign released a video from a town hall appearance in Nevada in which a Hispanic man stood up and told Bush he had recently switched parties to become a Republican after being a Democrat for half a century.
Bush responded by hugging the man.
Take a look …
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Sure … until you remember that aside from their rhetoric, there’s virtually nothing distinguishing the two major parties in Washington, D.C. right now.
If poor, lower-middle class and middle class Americans (white, black or Hispanic) truly want to improve their job prospects, their income levels and their individual freedom – they will ditch both major parties.