Democracy Now: Romney: “It Would Be Helpful to be Latino” in 2012 Election


In comments that have received less attention, Mitt Romney is also heard on the original tape joking to his audience that he would have a better chance this election had he been born a Latino.

Mitt Romney: “My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico … and had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”

Just hours before those comments came to light on Tuesday, Romney spoke in Los Angeles to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in a bid to woo Latino voters.

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~ by wheresthemic on September 18, 2012.

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