I have no problem with Romney shooting himself in the foot, but this is almost shameless. Much more in the article, but just let me add the Univision debate boycott was not about Marco Rubio, that was just an excuse to avoid ticking off their bigoted base. h/t Taegan.
As his campaign hurdles toward election day — aggressively expanding its operation, and sharpening its focus on general election battleground states — Mitt Romney appears to be testing one of the central tenets of campaign conventional wisdom.
While there’s still plenty of time for a campaign course correction, Romney has exhibited little urgency in building a relationship with the Hispanic press, according to Latino reporters, activists, and political surrogates on both sides of the aisle.
A full year after Romney launched his presidential bid, the campaign doesn’t have a Spanish version of its website, nor has it hired a Spanish-speaking spokesperson. Romney boycotted a primary debate on Univision, leading to the event’s collapse, and, to date, he has only done one sit-down interview on a national Spanish network. The apparent apathy has left Latino advocates — and more than a few Republicans — baffled, wondering whether the campaign has already written off one of the fastest-growing demographics in the country.
By this time four years ago, McCain had already done many interviews with Spanish language press, taking advantage of the goodwill he had built while championing immigration reform in the Senate, said Ana Navarro, who served as co-chair of McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council.