Monthly Archives: July 2008

Obama, McCain and their awkward Hispanic outreach

( — By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, AP Hispanic Affairs Writer, Sunday, Jul 13, 10:24 AM ET
Like eager but awkward suitors, Barack Obama and John McCain are working hard and sometimes fumbling in their efforts to court Hispanic voters who could swing November’s presidential election.
For the African-American Obama and white Anglo McCain, the problem is less one of language than of trying to understand a group whose own diversity can make it a mystery to others. It’s not a simple matter of saying, “Take me to your leaders.”
But that, in essence, is the ground game the presidential candidates and their campaigns have been playing in pitching to voters who could form decisive constituencies in critical battleground states.
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