So much has been made of the debate on Wednesday. With good reason. President Obama did not do so well. But my mind goes to the HispanicLatino couple driving off in separate cars to work this morning two days after the debacle in Denver. What should the couple look for now having heard two years of anti-HispanicLatino rhetoric from the Republican party and, two months before the election, having been told by its candidate for President that they are part of the 47 percent of the country that does not matter?
Before the debate, the couple and perhaps their kids already might have been a part of the 70 percent of the HispanicLatino electorate that wanted Obama re-elected. A news report the day before the debate had HispanicLatino support for Obama surpassing 70 percent in some polls. That would be historic, approaching Kennedy-Johnson 1960 and Johnson-Humphrey territory in 1964.