In an interview that aired Sunday on “Al Punto,” the Spanish-language network’s political talk show, Mr. Axelrod said picking Mr. Rubio, a Florida Republican, doesn’t make up for Mr. Romney’s stances that are important to Hispanic voters.
“I think it would be an insult to the Hispanic community to choose Senator Rubio if the thinks that that is somehow — if Governor Romney thinks that’s sort of a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of the things and the positions that he’s taken,” Mr. Axelrod said.John Hinderaker nails it perfectly on what likely is important to Hispanic voters.
Axelrod’s theory is that the Republicans aren’t allowed to nominate a Hispanic because they don’t have pro-Hispanic policies like the Democrats. That only makes sense if you assume that Hispanics don’t care about such mundane things as jobs, economic growth, the national debt, national defense, and so on. Actually, I think it is Axelrod who is insulting Hispanic Americans, but his real meaning comes through loud and clear: for God’s sake, don’t choose Marco Rubio!