Why Marco Rubio can't save the GOP
- March 7, 2012
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies and political science associate professor, is quoted in U.S. News & World Report and Chicago Tribune March 5, 2012
From U.S. News & World Report:
Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have all applauded Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and hinted that he is on their short lists for a VP slot. And GOP insiders say Rubio could inject some much-needed enthusiasm into a nomination race with many Republicans still on the fence.... "Latinos are not just looking for a co-ethnic, they are looking for a co-ethnic who is articulating a message that they agree with," says Louis DeSipio, an associate professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Rubio opposed Obama's healthcare legislation saying it would "drive costs up, bankrupt the country and create bureaucratic red tape." And he voted against the so-called "DREAM Act" - which would provide in-state college tuition benefits to children of illegal immigrants - even though 81 percent of Latinos supported it.
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