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September 10, 2008

Another Reason Democrats Must Care About Abortion Reduction: The Latino Vote

Little known fact: most of the impressive gains that George W. Bush made among Hispanics in 2004 were actually among Latino evangelicals. In other words, it was his appeal to evangelicals that did it as much as his appeal to Hispanics. They liked his conservative positions on abortion and gay marriage, and his evangelical faith.

But because the Republicans are now increasingly viewed as anti-immigrant, Democrats have a shot this year. According to Newsweek, these voters are taking a look at the Democrats broader social justice agenda but also still care about abortion.

(Originally posted at Steve Waldman's blog at Beliefnet.)

Comments

Never believe anything Newsweek puts into print. They are the MSNBC of magazines. About all I'd use it for is my dog to poop on.

Currently, there are almost 14 times more people on earth that what earth's resources can support. And, the problem would be just as real if there were 2 times more people. Somewhere, honest realism has got to penetrate programmed thinking - and maybe, the human race will be capable of surviving beyond the next 30 years or so.