Will Meg Whitman's Stands Against Prop. 187 and Arizona's SB 1070 Chill Her Likely Voters?
Republicans are hopeful the anti-immigration fervor does the same for their ticket despite the party's gubernatorial nominee having billboards in Latino communities that declare, "No a la Proposici n 187 y no a la ley de Arizona."
(Translation: "No on Proposition 187 and no on the Arizona law.")
The billionaire repeats the same anti-187/SB 1070 message in Spanish-language radio commercials, but one place you won't find it is on her English-language website.
Huh? Why's that?
Oh, because most voters already know her immigration views as they came up during the primary, claims a Latino campaign spokesman.
"I don't think there's much confusion as to where we stand on the Arizona law," Hector Barajas tells the Sun. "Within the Spanish-speaking audience, there have been questions--because we have `Republican' by our name--as to whether we support the Arizona law or not."
We all know her views on gun control, the death penalty and prison reform from the primary also, but those are clearly repeated on her site.
Some in her party aren't eating the chicken taco Whitman is serving, raising fears she could drive away conservatives, other anti-illegals Republicans and, of course, those precocious teabaggers.
Of course, it's not like conservatives, other anti-illegals Republicans and those precocious teabaggers are going to vote for Governor Moonbeam 2.0. As one academic points out in the piece, "All Meg Whitman has to do is be a little to the right of Jerry Brown."
Hey, is that a snarky reference to Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Whomever that is a snarky reference to, Whitman's immigration talk worries Tim Donnelly, the Republican candidate for the 59th Assembly District seat, even if it is only coming out of one side of her mouth.