When prominent Hispanics took to the stage during the Republican Convention, the GOP may have finally accomplished the first step in winning back Latino voters. But while Romney and company have nailed the first part, now it’s time for them to get working on the second part.
Rick Santorum has painted himself as a candidate disadvantaged by the news media, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. The only reason Rick Santorum has a fighting chance is because of the news media. Outspent by Mitt Romney, Santorum has lost the money battle but stayed competitive by winning the media battle. The media has been the great equalizer and, in Rick Santorum’s case, his savior.
Some on the right are saying that Jon Stewart’s jokes about Herman Cain are racist. As someone who has been on the receiving end of Jon’s jokes for a long time, I was thin-skinned enough to think that I was a target due to my ethnicity—I was wrong, and so are Jon’s critics on the right. Jon is an “equal opportunity” satirist.