8602373077?profile=originalWe don't know who Mitt Romney will pick as his vice presidential nominee. But let's assume for a moment that it's U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Would having the first Hispanic on a presidential ticket be a proud historical moment for Hispanics, or would it be an insult?

David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's top campaign strategist, said to Univision that putting Rubio on the ticket would be "an insult to the Hispanic community ... if Gov. [Mitt] Romney thinks that's sort of a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of the things and the positions that he's taken."

My first thought was, "Who made Axelrod the barometer for the entire Hispanic community?" It is disrespectful for Axelrod to tell a community, to which he doesn't belong, how we would feel. Frankly, I find that insulting. READ MORE

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  • We have to think beyond immigration for the short term.  There are other huge issues that affect Latinos in this country.  Do you really want to support the GOP?  Look down past this particular article on CNN's page.  You will see the typical bigotry and prejudice of the Grand Ole Party.  Take a look at the law in Arizona that's ideals are spreading to other states.

    During the era of Lincoln's time and into the mid-twentieth century the Republican party was respectable.  Now they are corrupt (not that the Dems are squeaky clean) and side with big business no matter what the cost to people or the environment.  At least the Democratic party has tried to do something with healthcare (how many of you grew up without insurance in your households?  I know I did and it was awful) and for small businesses not to mention getting us out of a conjured up war that has wrecked our economy.

    If Rubio wants to side with that, he certainly does not have my vote!

  • No...  The Department of Justice arguing that Hispanics are too stupid to get a driver's license it's what's really infuriating.

    Picking Rubio wouldn't sway my vote to either party nor from either party.  However, the Democrats may well be turning me into a lifelong enemy the way they continue to insult our intelligence with reckless disregard for the cognitive fortitude and personal pride of people of Hispanic descent.

    No, Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder, we're not too stupid to get an ID, and most of us don't want to see the idea of a representative government (as opposed to an unelected dictatorship or oligarchy) go up in smoke so a few hundred thousand migrant workers can be bribed into voting illegally for Obama and Democrats in Congress.

    However, we (or at least I --- I hope I'm speaking for more than just myself here but cannot say with certainty that it is so) do take offense at your suggestion that we are inherently less intelligent than whites, and therefore due to our genetic inferiority must have special accommodations made so that we can vote --- particularly when those accommodations negate the purpose of voting altogether.

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