Marco Rubio Is GOP’s Last Great Chance to Reach Hispanics

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The Politico’s newbie reporter Marc Caputo, posted a story about Rubio’s side job of teaching college students, where he talks about … what else? Politics.

“You can very quickly see that suddenly Republicans are getting 40 percent of the Hispanic vote,” said Rubio, according to Politico. “And it may have nothing to do with immigration. It might have to do with the fact that there are a lot of Hispanics who happen to be middle class.”

Rubio is right. The biggest and most important issue for Hispanics is not immigration, as many political pundits will argue.

Democrats have set an immigration reform narrative that Republicans want to deport “all” Hispanics, regardless of whether they are here in the U.S. legally or not.

This is simply not true, but the GOP has yet to offer any kind of rebuttal to this Democrat narrative, so what else are Hispanics or others expected to believe?

Could Rubio be the one person Republicans across the country listen to when it comes to Hispanic “inclusion” and not the failed message of “outreach”?

The GOP has failed with their messaging to Hispanics.

According to the outlet, Rubio asserted:

Basically, Barack Obama got eight out of 10 votes from the fastest-growing groups in America. And Mitt Romney got 90 percent of his votes from the group that is diminishing in terms of its overall percentage of the population. And from that, political scientists and other political observers will say, “Boy, Republicans are doomed. You just take that out 20 years, 15 years, 10 years and that’s the end of Republicans as a viable national party.” That’s what some people will argue.