The importance of the Hispanic Vote and of using the Spanish language in political campaigns became conventional wisdom in U.S. politics.
But in his recent election victory, Donald Trump won with a campaign that did not produce campaign ads in Spanish and didn’t even have a Spanish-language section on the campaign website.
Nevertheless, Trump appears to have won a few more points of the Hispanic Vote than Mitt Romney did in 2012.
Trump did have Hispanic consultants, in fact he had a National Hispanic Advisory Council. But they don’t appear to have done his campaign much good, and some advisers abandoned Trump after his Phoenix speech.
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Article by Allan Wall, published November 27th, 2016, on VDARE.COM.