HolyCoast: Obama Must Be Worried About the Latino Vote

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Obama Must Be Worried About the Latino Vote

Why else would he choose this guy?
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been selected chairman of this summer's Democratic National Convention, elevating his role as a surrogate in the Latino community and raising his national profile at a time Villaraigosa considers his political future.

A formal announcement was scheduled Wednesday in Washington, with the mayor planning to join President Obama on Wednesday night for a presidential fundraiser in Los Angeles.

As convention chairman, Villaraigosa will wield the gavel during the event in Charlotte, N.C., which opens with a festival on Sept. 3 and continues for three days of official business, including the nomination of Obama and his acceptance speech.

Villaraigosa will also serve as a spokesman for the convention, starting with a Web video the party planned to release on Wednesday.

Villaraigosa is one of the nation's most prominent elected Latino officials and envisions an active role in Obama's reelection effort. The White House, in turn, is counting heavily on strong Latino turnout, especially in battleground states such as Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Florida.
Villaraigosa was completely inept in dealing with the #OccupyLA protests. Let's hope there's an #OccupyDNC - they'll be camped out on the convention floor with Villaraigosa in charge.

2 comments:

Larry said...

"All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and HISPANIC."

-Thomas B. Edsall New York Times November 27, 2011

This has been his 2012 strategy since at least Thanksgiving.

Sam L. said...

I hope his incompetence in some matters can be expanded to cover these matters.