McCain’s been working hard at courting the Hispanic vote, just today launching a new Spanish version of his website. Plus, according to a press release from his site, he’ll be attending the La Raza Annual Convention in San Diego on July 14, 2008.
Some video of McCain addressing his move to court Hispanic voters from ABC News:
I gotta say, I think this is a lose-lose move for McCain. First of all, he’s not going to make friends with conservative voters with this type of pandering to the Hispanic community with the underlying issue of amnesty legislation already haunting him. Second, most new Hispanic voters tend to register as Democrats.
Still, let it be known that McCain isn’t the first politician, and he won’t be the last, to pander to specific interest and ethnic groups.
I hearken back to my “McCain fauxtoshop” from way back when he announced an exploratory committee.