Romney Campaign: Obama Doesn't Have Enough 'Macho Bravado' For Latinos
A new poll released this morning insinuated that President Obama was losing ground to Mitt Romney among Florida's Latino voters, and apparently Romney staffers have a theory why: Obama doesn't have enough "macho bravado" for Latinos.
Romney aides told BuzzFeed their polling indicates that Obama's biggest vulnerability among Hispanics is that he's viewed as a "weak leader." In much of Latino culture, they explained, political leaders are expected to demonstrate a macho bravado, and Obama's debate performance last month -- with his verbal pauses, downward gaze, and weak defense of his own record -- seemed to exacerbate the incumbent's perception problem.
"Hispanic voters were also reminded of the real Barack Obama -- the weak and ineffective leader who failed to deliver on any of the promises he made 4 years ago," said the adviser.
Though, the Obama camp said that the FIU/Miami Herald poll was misleading as it over-sampled Cuban-American voters, who tend to be more conservative than other Hispanic voters. The campaign also pointed to the fact that Obama has a 32 point lead among Hispanics nationwide.
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