Wednesday, September 24, 2008

N.M. GOP leader: Hispanics Think "They're Above Blacks," Won’t Vote for Obama

A recent AP - Yahoo! News poll indicated that Barack Obama may lose the election because of lingering negative views of blacks by white Democrats. It seems, based on this statement, that it's something the GOP is counting on as well.

A BBC reporter spoke to Fernando de Baca, the chairman of Bernalillo County (New Mexico) Republicans. Chairman since 2005, he offered a controversial reason why he believed John McCain would do well in New Mexico:
"The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors. African-Americans came here as slaves. Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won't vote for a black president."
McCain was pretty quick to distance himself from those comments, however, with McCain spokeswoman Ivette Barajas saying:
“Mr. C. de Baca’s comments are extremely offensive and insulting. We believe that Mr. C. de Baca’s comments in no way reflect the beliefs of New Mexico Hispanics. He has no affiliation with our campaign.”
You can watch a video report here:

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. It seems, based on this statement, that it's something the GOP is counting on as well.