Draggingtree Posted December 24, 2015 Share Posted December 24, 2015 : 'BuzzFeed': Rubio and Cruz Don't Have Latino Cred Because They're Not Mexican-Americans BY STEPHEN KRUISER DECEMBER 23, 2015 7 COMMENTS No, really. In an election of firsts, there is something else unique, sensitive, and awkward beginning to stir controversy that could shape the Latino vote. With Cuban-American senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in position to win the Republican nomination, many Hispanic voters may be presented with a novel choice: a Latino candidate for president, but one who probably doesn’t share their family’s cultural background. While Rubio and Cruz’s fight last week over immigration policy — and their immigration records — were the main event at the last debate, there’s a demographic dimension that is beginning to surface as progressive activists and others begin leveling harsh accusations at both candidates partly informed by shared Latino backgrounds, but fueled by divergent cultural experiences. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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