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Did the white vote cost Romney the election? (Hispanic vote, RealClearPolitics) - 11/08/12

... (Senior Elections Analyst for RealClearPolitics) has to say. From "The Case of the Missing White Voters" (link): ...if our underlying assumption -- that there are 7 million votes outstanding -- is correct, then the African-American vote only increased by about 300,000 votes, or 0.2 percent, from 2008 to 2012. The Latino vote increased by a healthier 1.7 million votes, while the “other” category...

Tom Bevan and Carl Cannon offer bad policy and bad politics on immigration (RealClearPolitics) - 11/08/12

Over at RealClearPolitics, Tom Bevan and Carl Cannon offer bad advice, bad politics, and bad policy for the GOP. From "21 Reasons for Obama's Victory and Romney's Defeat" ( peekURL.com/z48qntP ): Early in the Republican primary season, Romney proffered "self-deportation" as a partial policy prescription for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in this country. (Mitt Romney)'s...

Whit Ayres: the GOP pollster trying to weaken Mitt Romney on immigration (Hispanic Leadership Network) - 04/27/12

... House" Author: Caitlin Huey Burns of RealClearPolitics link "If we don't do better among Latinos, we're not going to be talking about how to get back Florida in the presidential race; we're going to be talking about how not to lose Texas going forward," Whit Ayres, a veteran Republican strategist whose firm worked for Jon Huntsman, told reporters Thursday [March 8]... ...But the voters polled...

Carl Cannon's corrupt, misleading pitch for Marco Rubio (Real Clear Politics Washington Editor) - 04/01/12

... Cannon - Washington editor of RealClearPolitics - offers the corrupt and misleading "Romney Needs a Latino Running Mate -- But Who?" (link). It's just the latest in an establishment effort to reduce Mitt Romney's somewhat strong position on immigration; Cannon's article is also part of the sub-effort to get Romney to nominate the weak-on-immigration Marco Rubio as his running mate. A previous...

Where's WillDo: can you spot the errors in RealClearPolitics' post? - 07/14/09

... that the third link above (to RealClearPolitics) won't be nearly as effective as it could have been, and to invite the reader to figure out the several reasons why that is. Not only did the HuffPost mislead about Steele, but so too have Josh Marshall and someone else at TalkingPointsMemo. Yet, none of the three perpetrators are going to experience a long-term hit to their credibility over being...

Michael Rubinkam/AP offers yet more "crops rotting in the fields" propaganda - 03/24/08

... money.cnn.com/2008/03/24/news/economy/Immigrant_Labor.ap/index.htm), and Tom Bevan at RealClearPolitics ("A Test Case for Immigration", time-blog.com/real_clear_politics/2008/03/a_test_case_for_immigration.html). Another source is Nancy Petersen of the Philadelphia Inquirer (link). It includes various farm bureau reps engaging in scare-mongering and posturing (Congress needs to act, said Furey...