Opinion: Juliette Kayyem
The GOP’s ‘Hispanic problem’
Recapturing part of the Hispanic vote, a vote the Republicans wrote off this election only to discover that ten percent of the electorate might need some love, will not be easy. The party let its most extreme elements turn white anger into an intellectual platform. But since last week’s demographic reality — only 27 percent of Hispanics voted for Mitt Romney — Republicans have been clamoring to create a new narrative. The culmination of a decades-long trend, Hispanics gave a collective “adios” to the GOP. Now, the party is figuring out how to say “hola” by 2014.