Aquí se Habla Español/Spanish Spoken Here

Tienes que ver esta esfuerza para ganar la vota latina. En los EEUU, varios políticos del partido Republicano están rivalizando para conseguir la nominación presidencial. El líder del momento es Mitt Romney del estado de Massachusetts. La Flaquita (siempre pensando de mi blog) me mandó un enlace a “Nosotros,” el comercial nuevo de la campaña Romney con Craig, su hijo mayor. (Craig Romney aprendió español en Chile en donde era misionero mormon.)

Es interesante que Sr. Romney quiere comunicar su mensaje a los votantes hispanohablantes. Como gobernador del Massachusetts, Romney atacó la educación bilingüe y insistió en que cada niño aprendiera el inglés. Los políticos cambian como el viento. Al terminado de esta entrada es una nueva versión del comercial que incorpora video del su campaña para gobernador. Demuestra bien la hipocresía de los politicos.

Spanish spoken here (but only when it suits our purpose). In a previous post, I solicited suggestions for a favorite protest song. Alas, no one responded and I resorted to asking for favorites via Facebook. The suggestions that came in included “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” by Bruce Cockburn, “Papa’s Land” by Sonny Okosun, “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars, and virtually anything by Woody Guthrie and Rage Against the Machine. As one of my own favorites, I cited Mike Doughty’s “Move On.” It includes the line, “I love my country so much man, like an exasperating friend.” That rings true for me, especially after a week of listening to soundbites from the Republican candidates.

The latest commercial from Mitt Romney is a blatant pitch to win the large Hispanic vote in Florida. It features oldest son Craig (who learned his Spanish on his Mormon mission to Chile), Hispanic leaders, and a game effort by Mr. Romney himself to show off his Spanish. I would applaud this effort to reach out to all Americans of voting age were it not for the fact that when he was running for governor of Massachusetts, Romney was an outspoken critic of bilingual education. Here’s the new campaign commercial as remixed by Rolling Stone.


4 responses to “Aquí se Habla Español/Spanish Spoken Here

  1. Usually I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to
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  2. Pingback: Romney’s Papaya Moment/A Romney le Gusta la Papaya | Un Poco Quisquillosa

  3. Not right on point, but you might enjoy this article about Mitt and George Romney. The psychoanalysis gets in the way of an interesting description of George Romney, but still interesting.

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