“País de Inmigrantes”, “Country of Immigrants” is the latest Spanish language television ad by Mitt Romney.
If Mitt Romney wants to connect with Latin@ voters by bringing up his Mexican roots, that’s fine with me but he’s going to have to connect with Latin@ voters on more than this issue. He also needs to be more genuine about his relationship to Mexico. As Colorlines notes,
…Mitt Romney has said before that calling himself a Mexican would be disingenuous.
“My dad was born in Mexico, and I am proud of my heritage. But he was born of U.S. citizens who were living in Mexico at the time, and was not Hispanic,” Romney told Univision’s Jorge Ramos. “He never spoke Spanish, nor did his parents. So I can’t claim that honor.”
To recap, I have no problem with Mitt touching upon his Mexican heritage but he needs to do so in a form that doesn’t seem as blatantly opportunistic.
Also you’re not a Mexican until I’ve seen you drunk karaoke Chente. I’m sorry but those are the rules, I don’t get to make them up.