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Former Senior White House adviser: Hispanics ‘don’t give a damn’ about Marco Rubio

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Former Senior White House adviser David Plouffe isn’t impressed with Freshman Senator Marco Rubio R-Fla. – recently dubbed the “Republican Savior” by TIME magazine.

In an interview with the New York Times, Plouffe – now freed from his White House shackles – was willing to share his unvarnished opinion about Rubio.

“Let me tell you something. The Hispanic voters in Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico don’t give a damn about Marco Rubio, the Tea Party Cuban-American from Florida. You know what? We won the Cuban vote! And it’s because younger Cubans are behaving differently than their parents. It’s probably my favorite stat of the whole campaign. So this notion that Marco Rubio is going to heal their problems — it’s not even sophomoric; it’s juvenile!” Plouffe explained to the Times. “And by the way: the bigger problem they’ve got with Latinos isn’t immigration. It’s their economic policies and health care. The group that supported the president’s health care bill the most? Latinos.”

 

 

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