We’ve heard a lot about Donald Trump’s unfavorability among Latino voters, but he’s not the only one who needs to be worried. While Hillary Clinton will certainly beat Trump in the Latino vote according to the current polling, those opposed to both candidates may not vote for either.
The Latino vote always swings Left, so if a large percentage simply doesn’t show up to the polls in opposition to either candidate, it will help Trump proportionally more.
While Trump was enjoying a taco bowl, the Gateway Pundit reported that Hillary Clinton headed to East Los Angeles Thursday night in honor of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo — but her rally in this predominantly Hispanic part of L.A. was anything but celebratory.
Hundreds of protesters descended upon East Los Angeles College to express their disdain for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Most of the protesters remained outside the college, although some made their way inside.
The protesters spanned the spectrum in terms of their key issues: Some were protesting Clinton’s refusal so far to release her speaking engagement transcripts and her ties to Wall Street, while others took issue with Clinton’s “super-predator” remarks in 1994, and the crime bill her then-president husband signed that year. Others also headed to Clinton’s rally to protest her involvement in the 2009 Honduras coup, and to accuse her of pandering to the Hispanic community…
…Inside, Clinton was confronted on the rope line by a protester who was quickly surrounded by police and taken out. And during her remarks, one woman, who appeared to be protesting Clinton’s role in the 2009 coup in Honduras, shouted loudly, “She killed Berta! She killed Berta!” — referring to Berta Caceres, a Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader, who called out Clinton for her role in the coup, before being assassinated in March.
Protesters in East LA have formed two long lines – and are yelling at Clinton supporters as they leave her event pic.twitter.com/I6zgTeAe6n
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) May 6, 2016
One protester quoted by MSNBC in a separate piece about Hillary’s popularity among Latinos indicates that they’re seeing right through her: “I think she really personifies that candidate whose talking points are dictated by polls and not by taking a firm position on your values.”
We couldn’t agree more.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]