Maybe the reset button was too high-tech. Now Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, to the delight of both the Rick Santorum and Barack Obama campaigns, has compared the general election to an Etch a Sketch: "You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again." Continue »
The news that former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) has endorsed Mitt Romney for president is a missed opportunity to shift the Republican Party's direction on immigration. Continue »
A detailed analysis of the 2012 electoral map by Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos shows that Mitt Romney's problem with Latino voters could be decisive in the November elections. The analysis relies on recent polling, information about Latino voter turnout, and examinations of 2012 battleground states to highlight the... Continue »
The latest data on Latino voter preferences, commissioned by Fox News no less, shows that Republicans are getting absolutely crushed among Latinos. Among the findings, 69.5 percent consider themselves Democrats or lean that way, while just 15.9 percent consider themselves Republican or lean that way. Continue »
Walter Russell Mead looks ahead to the general election and indulges in some Rubio-as-VP speculation: the selection of Marco Rubio as a vice presidential candidate could shake up the race, making the GOP more competitive in New Mexico and Colorado while perhaps swinging Florida into the GOP column. Continue »
Eva Longoria appeared on MSNBC this afternoon on Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss her role as one of the national co-chairs for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Longoria is one of seven Latinos who were appointed as co-chairs for Obama for America -- something Longoria points out was not... Continue »
If the race for the Republican presidential nomination were only decided by islands, Mitt Romney would be unstoppable. After racking up wins in Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the former governor cruised to an easy win in Puerto Rico yesterday. Continue »
Florida is a—perhaps the—battleground in '12. Latinos are a—perhaps the—swing bloc there. And the I-4 corridor, with hundreds of thousands of newly-arrived Puerto Ricans (they aren't immigrants, because all of them can vote) might tell the tale in November. Continue »
GOP strategist Mark McKinnon becomes the latest to sound the alarm: "Republicans have done a mystifying job of either ignoring or offending Hispanic voters," said Mark McKinnon, a strategist who worked for former President George W. Bush. Continue »
Seeing this crop of Republican presidential candidates pander for Latino votes is like watching some teenage boys learn to dance. It is awkward and embarrassing with plenty of missteps. And the last thing in the world they want is for one of their friends to see them do it.... Continue »