Texas Government Lobby News: Rick Perry Thinks Romney Can Win the Hispanic Vote
The following is a digest of an article run by the Texas Tribune in June of 2012. The Texas Lobby Group is running a digest of this article as a public service for other Texas Lobbyists, Texas Government Consultants, Texas Political Activists, and other interested parties.
Governor Rick Perry is support Mitt Romney, as a faithful Republican. And he is predicting a surprising number of minority voters will support the Republican ticket with Romney at the helm in the Fall of 2012. This position is a bit surprising, considering some of his earlier criticisms of Romney, but Rick Perry has answers for those questions. First of all, it’s nothing unusual for the earlier competitors to gather together as one for the election.
When asked about his own sense that Romney does not go far enough with reforms as a fiscal conservative, Perry responded that, in fact, deeper reforms are the responsibility of the states and not the federal government.
“We need a president that respects the 10th Amendment and Constitution, and starts rolling back programs imposed on the state. President Romney is going to roll back Obamacare,” Perry said. “He understands that is a great move into the states’ sovereign rights to deliver services they should be doing, not the federal government.”
When asked how he felt about Mitt Romney’s chances at winning the Hispanic vote, when faced with the reality that recent polls show President Obama ahead of Romney among Hispanic voters by a 70% to 14% margin, Perry noted that polls are just a “snapshot in time,” and expressed confidence that these numbers would turn by the time of the election.
According to Governor Perry, the presidents direction is leading America on a downward spiral. There will be no way to sugarcoat this reality. In time, minorities will respond to their basic patriotism and switch allegiances. Perry further noted the deep roots in Catholicism among Hispanics and the Republican Party’s alleged strength among religious voters of all stripes.
As an example of how Republican economic strategy can pay off, Perry notes the state of Texas, arguably as conservative fiscally as any state in the United States, is currently ranked number 1 in job creation. Apple is set to bring 3,600 jobs to Texas, which currently has between 37 and 45 percent of all new jobs created in the United States. Read more about Texas jobs here.