posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by BigBrotherDarkness
Is your thread title intended to be scary, a warning, a statement of "fact", or what is its intention?
The 2012 Election will be decided by Latinos
Of course all participating voters will have a say in the upcoming elections, whether directly or indirectly, the point of the article you link is
simply pointing out a rapidly growing segment of American society now is Latino and they have been somewhat under-represented in the past but are
growing much more influential now and in coming years.
Your OP is somewhat misleading in that you start to build a case about the electoral process and its use of the electoral college for direct selection
of the US President making our own votes "indirect" and less significant in selection our nation's Executive. This was demonstrated in year 2000
during Bush/Gore when Gore had won the popular vote in a close election but Bush won the Electoral vote - with intervention by the US Supreme Court to
stop a state-mandated Florida recount.
You seem to confuse the term "electorate" which simply means the voters, though when speaking of the presidential election it may specifically refer
to the Electoral College. To the best of my knowledge there has been no efforts to stack the electoral college with Latinos, so the term electorate as
per the article simply refers to that growing segment of voters that are becoming a more decisive factor in today's elections.
There remains pigmented cultural boundaries to hurdle that will play a greater part as this new voting block increases in size. This could make John
Ellis "Jeb" Bush a likely favorite due to his traditional white family heritage augmented by his marriage to a Mexican wife. His swarthy son is likely
to go places in his political career as the electorate swings away from the WASPy old-school candidates. This is just the wave of the political future
in America so grab your surfboard and hop on.
A little color and excitement on the US scene could help breathe some new character into American life which has become rather myopic and culturally
bland, in some peoples' opinions. Are there many non-Latinos in the US that speak or are learning Spanish, which is a dominant language in our
hemisphere? This could be a good time to broaden outlooks and horizons and start learning it. It could only help to possibly increase job prospects
and promote communication on a wider level, certainly no harm it would bring in doing so.
edit on 26-8-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)