Romney Campaign: Obama Doesn't Have Enough 'Macho Bravado' For Latinos

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A new poll released this morning insinuated that President Obama was losing ground to Mitt Romney among Florida's Latino voters, and apparently Romney staffers have a theory why: Obama doesn't have enough "macho bravado" for Latinos. 


This comes from an anonymous campaign adviser who spoke to BuzzFeed
Romney aides told BuzzFeed their polling indicates that Obama's biggest vulnerability among Hispanics is that he's viewed as a "weak leader." In much of Latino culture, they explained, political leaders are expected to demonstrate a macho bravado, and Obama's debate performance last month -- with his verbal pauses, downward gaze, and weak defense of his own record -- seemed to exacerbate the incumbent's perception problem.
"Hispanic voters were also reminded of the real Barack Obama -- the weak and ineffective leader who failed to deliver on any of the promises he made 4 years ago," said the adviser.

The Romney camp also pointed to Obama's weak performance during the Univision forum held at the University of Miami. 

So apparently Obama needs to take a few pointers from his running Joe Biden, who, in our opinion, seemed to show the most "macho bravado" during this debate season so far. Or maybe the Romney camp is trafficking in cheap stereotypes of an extremely complex demographic of voters. 

Though, the Obama camp said that the FIU/Miami Herald poll was misleading as it over-sampled Cuban-American voters, who tend to be more conservative than other Hispanic voters. The campaign also pointed to the fact that Obama has a 32 point lead among Hispanics nationwide. 

Without Cubans, Obama would also lead Hispanics in Florida by 31 points. 

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17 comments
rickkendle
rickkendle

Macho Bravado = Anyone Macho & Brave enough to wear 'Magic Underwear'

Ben Rodriguez
Ben Rodriguez

Thats a dirty cuban spanish deformation of language, anyone who uses that expression is descending from pirates and slave traders who had sex with caribbean indians who were their great grand parents ,and now are turning Florida into a third world country ,shame to the clear enthusiastic spanish that never show out in this country for decency and empathy to the americans.

Giovanni Imperial
Giovanni Imperial

“The Obama Administration” ran “up the largest” monthly “budget deficit in American history in February of 2010, a whopping total of $220.9 Billion in just one month. I AM VOTING ROMNEY!

Nomejodas Pleez
Nomejodas Pleez

Romney's macho bravado = tremendo H.P. !! Even my 86yr old cuban abuelita that has been a HARD CORE republican said "aver que quiere ese hombre que acaba declarar 14 MILLIONES de dollares en su income tax con la presidencia?? No mijita este ano voto por el OBAMA y dasss iiiit! " #abuelitaKnowsBest

Ru Ru H
Ru Ru H

If you have to ask, you just dont got it!

Brad Beaty
Brad Beaty

Macho bravado- I am man, so stfu, you're wrong!

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

Isn't Macho Bravado the Frito Bandito's brother-in-law...?????

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

And yet...who is the one with the pimp swagger?

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

What's happening to Romney is the American People are seeing what this man is all about. He is known for being a coward, ran to France under the guise of his church. In many circles he is a good business man, in others he is a man who broke other men down by closing their companies, these men lost their insurance, lost their pensions and lost their income, to top it off the govt. had to step in with millions to save their retirement income they worked for so many years to save. and he keeps his money offshore and won't admit to what he's playing in taxes. Total CON ARTIST!!!! Anyone in their right mind can't vote Romney.

D.f. Basora
D.f. Basora

If romney were smart he'd boot this "anonymous adviser" off his campaign. Because he just intentionally insulted the latino community.

Dulce Maria
Dulce Maria

cause you know, all Latinos have that "macho bravado".

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