After winning the Puerto Rico Primary this weekend, Mitt Romney was feeling pretty proud of himself. He thrashed his three opponents by taking 83% of the votes and all 20 delegates from the tiny island. It’s more than fair to say that Romney took a commanding victory away from a territory that has no voting power in the general election.
In fact, Romney felt so good about himself that he said, “And those people that don’t think that Latinos will vote Republican need to take a look in Puerto Rico.”
Here’s the video:
Of course, like most Romney comments, this one comes with a catch. For one, considering he was running against Rick “You Puerto Ricans can have statehood if you make English the official language” Santorum, Newt “Language of the Ghetto” Gingrich, and the incredibly shrinking Ron Paul campaign, it’s fair to say that his competition was less than, er, sturdy.
Secondly, of course Puerto Ricans who voted in the Republican primary voted for a Republican! Who else were they going to vote for? So yes, it’s safe to say that 100% of all Latinos who voted in the Puerto Rican Republican Primary voted for a Republican. Fascinating how that works.
As an aside, if you want to take a second look at the above video, notice that Romney’s background peeps proves that Mittens had no problem finding all of the white people in Puerto Rico to sit behind him while he speechified about the great Latino turning point in the race.
What Romney also neglects to mention, is that in one on one polling against Barack Obama (you know, a Democrat), the Romney is garnering about 14% of their support. See, this is what happens when you threaten to veto the DREAM ACT and talk about making the country so shitty for immigrants that they will be forced to self deport.
But hey, the Mittster is an optimist. And since he’s feeling so good about himself, I would like to add to his frivolity by pointing out that he also won Hawaii and will likely take Illinois tonight when the polls close. Perhaps he may want to add to his victory speech that 100% of the voters in the Republican Hawaii and Illinois primaries voted for a Republican. Maybe Hawaii and Illinois can even be considered new home states for Romney (how many would that make?).
So look out Mr. President, you Hawaiian born (by way of Kenya, natch), Illinois residing, DREAM ACT supporting, Immigration Reform enthusiast, Mittens is about to get all up in your base. Whatever will you do?
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