Kerry's failure with Latino's
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Nov 18, 2004 at 08:54:24 AM EST
Bendixen adds: "It is our conclusion that the Kerry/DNC coordinated campaign never took this vote seriously enough. We now know that there was talk at the highest levels of the campaign that Bush would not make gains from his 2000 number... From what we saw, despite having a determined and talented Hispanic team in place, the [Kerry] campaign did not spend the money or make the commitment needed to win this vote, potentially allowing states like Nevada and New Mexico to slip away."
Bendixen concludes: "Give the size, growth rate and distribution of Hispanics it is safe to say that if we do not reverse the gains made by Bush and his team in future elections Democrats will not be able to become the majority party in our lifetimes, and perhaps beyond" (e-mail, 11/17).