Mexican-American / Latino Voters will vote “NO” in 2016 when GOP Sen. Rand Paul Wants to Run for Presidencyby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 26, 2013, under 2016 Presidential Elections, chicano vote, Independent voters, Legal Immigration Reform, Mexican-American / Chicano political activism, veteran voters, Women Voters
According to PolicyMic –it is no secret that Rand Paul is positioning himself for a run in the 2016 Republican primaries. Recently he sent his opinion to POLITICO on why he is voting no on immigration reform — despite the Corker Bill that essentially doubled up on border enforcement and added billions of dollars for more walls.
Sen Rand Paul wrote:
“The American people desperately need immigration reform. Unfortunately, this legislation does not do the job.Of paramount concern is what to do with the 12 million people currently residing in the United States who are in legal limbo. No one is seriously contemplating they leave…”
Mexican-American / Chicano voters are familiar with politicians such as Rand Paul who use this issue as a political futbol and for political opportunities when they are looking to run for President.
Since Paul will vote no on legal immigration reform, Latino voters will be sure to remind our cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends to not vote for Rand Paul should he want to run for the Presidency. He is politically safe in his home State of Kentucky, but states with high Latin population will not forget his “no” vote in support of legal immigration reform. It’s that simple, and he may as well scrap Presidential aspirations.
Mexican American voters (which account for almost 70% of the Latino population pie) remembered how the GOP voted when they did not support the DREAM Act of 2010, and this is precisely why Mitt Romney had his ass handed to him during the 2012 elections.
Adios, Rand Paul.
Thanks for wasting our time. [/sarcasm]