Newt: Romney Will Get 40% of Latino Vote

I’m not sure why NBC is inviting Newt Gingrich to appear on Meet the Press at this point. Has any politician made themselves more irrelevant than Gingrich at this point? But he’s stumping for Romney now, despite calling him a liar during the primary. And he’s offering up some koolaid:

On Meet the Press Sunday, Newt Gingrich said that Mitt Romney needs to “address” immigration but ultimately predicted that Romney would win at least 40 percent of the Latino vote in November – the threshold George W. Bush hit in 2004 and the percent considered necessary for Romney to beat President Obama.

Gingrich did say that the strategy for Romney is to stress jobs, the economy, gas prices, and education – issues he said were more important than Democratic attacks over immigration.

I’d love to bet Gingrich on that one, but he’s broke. And remember that during the campaign, it was Gingrich who offered up an almost-sane immigration position, which Romney countered by moving so far to the right on the issue that he was practically taking shifts with the neo-Nazis patrolling the border in Arizona with automatic weapons. There’s no way in hell Romney gets 40% of the Latino vote in November.

10 comments on this post.
  1. valhar2000:

    I don’t know: I wouldn’t underestimate the stupidity of anyone currently residing in the United States of America. I wonder if it’s something in the water?

  2. StevoR:

    Has any politician made themselves more irrelevant than Gingrich at this point?

    Yeah, I’m sure there’s a few. For examples :

    Sarah Palin?
    Christine “not-a-witch” O’Donnell? (That is right name / spelling yes?)
    Michelle Bachmann?
    Herman Caine?
    Rick Perry?
    Al Gore?
    Bob Dole? (He still alive?)
    John Kerry (Ditto, anyone recall him?)
    That screaming Democratic Party guy from the 2008 campaign?
    Mr Weiner?
    Dennis Kucinch?
    Ralph Nader?

    Not to mention the thousands of politicians we haven’t heradof and thsoe inother countries.

    But, yeah, whatever Newton Gingrich says now is pretty irrelevant – although if he came out in favour of Obama -openly as opposed to helping him de facto it could be interesting!

  3. dingojack:

    And I’m gonna get paid a 1 billion dollars by the Republican Party.
    oh – I’m sorry, I thought this was the wishing for things that are never gonna happen thread!
    Dingo

  4. d cwilson:

    Gingrich did say that the strategy for Romney is to stress jobs, the economy, gas prices, and education

    Which is why he’s hanging around Donald the Birther.

  5. wscott:

    Romney would win at least 40 percent of the Latino vote

    Wow, I wonder what analysis he used to come up with that number?

    …the percent considered necessary for Romney to beat President Obama

    Never mind.

  6. laurentweppe:

    You know, for a second, I thought that your post title meant that new polling data suggested that Romney with Newt as his running mate would get 40% of the hispanic vote.

    Turns out it was just Newt making stuff up again.

  7. D. C. Sessions:

    I’m not sure why NBC is inviting Newt Gingrich to appear on Meet the Press at this point.

    They’re running low on Republicans who haven’t been on in the past few weeks, and his schedule is open.

  8. Trebuchet:

    The wild card here could be gay marriage. Hispanics are heavily Roman Catholic and if the priest tells them not to vote for Obama (possibly even with a threat of excommunication) who knows what may happen? The Republicans have already proven they’re pretty good at getting people to vote against their own interests.

  9. Didaktylos:

    So that means he won’t get 60% …

  10. Dennis N:

    I’m not sure why NBC is inviting Newt Gingrich to appear on Meet the Press at this point.

    They have to keep their stats up on the Sunday morning shows, can’t let their old white male quota drop below 70%. Theirs are the only opinions that matter and you better not even think about letting on a woman or person of color, or god forbid, a librul.

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