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Gov. Scott: Latinos like Romney family values

by Dara Kam | January 29th, 2012

Once the anti-establishment candidate, Gov. Rick Scott is full of praise – without officially endorsing – Mitt Romney, who’s garnered the support of some of the Sunshine State’s top GOP insiders.

Scott has defended Romney’s business background and today told CNN‘s Candy Crowley that Hispanic voters prefer the former Massachusetts governor because of his family values.

Scott’s comments come as Romney and Newt Gingrich sweep the state hoping to nail down the all-or-nothing convention delegate prize on Tuesday’s primary, with a lot of the focus on the state’s Latino voters crucial to the GOP primary.

This morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Crowley asked Scott about a recent poll show Romney outstripping Newt Gingrich among Hispanic voters by 49-23 percent.

“Look, the Latino vote cares about family. I mean, if you look at Gov. Romney’s family, he’s been very successful. He’s built a great family, very committed to his wife,” Scott said. “He’s somebody that’s been successful in life. So I think if they look at his background, it’s what they want. They care about their families. They care about, you know, somebody that’s been successful in business. That’s what they care about. So I think that’s part of what his attraction to the Latino vote.”

Gingrich’s campaign recently yanked a Spanish-language ad accusing Romney of being “anti-immigrant” after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio blasted scolded the former speaker of the House over the ad.

And Romney scored one of his best lines on the thorny immigration issue during Thursday night’s debate in Jacksonville after Gingrich said Romney’s immigration stance would result in rounding up grandmothers who’ve lived for years in the country illegally.

“Our problem isn’t 11 million grandmothers,” Romney said. “Our problem is 11 million people getting jobs that many Americans, legal immigrants, would like to have.”

With recent polls showing Romney surging in the polls on Florida, Scott told Crowley “it sure looks like Gov. Romney’s going to win” and again said the candidates should be discussing their jobs plans instead of trading barbs.

Scott lauded Romney’s business background but did not say whose jobs plan he prefers.

“They all have plans,” he said.

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8 Responses to “Gov. Scott: Latinos like Romney family values”

  1. REAL TRUTH Says:

    SCOTT? Thats the political equivalent to the kiss of Death

  2. RENEGADE Says:

    I was going to vote for Newt. However, now I am going to vote for Mitt. Lets be realistic, Scott is the best governor Florida has ever had. He is cleaning up house irrespective of public opinion. His heart is in improving Florida, and his policies are working. In fact, I wish Governor Scott was running for President. Nonetheless, his endorsement of Mitt has significant meaning. In that respect, I am voting for Mitt in both the Florida primary and general election.

  3. David Kearns Says:

    He can predict the winner because he has control of the elections. Palm Beach and Hillsborough might have Ooopsie! “glitches” again? Wait and see.

  4. Dave Francis Says:

    ACTIONS–NOT MORE WORDS ARE NEEDED, TO END THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN OCCUPATION.

    It’s really loathsome the way Liberal Progressives and the left oriented press twist the facts about the illegal immigration occupation. For every class of person who slips past the border fence illegally or just lies to the immigration and customs agent at airline terminals, fully aware that they are not going home to their foreign home. These are not IMMIGRANTS; these are illegal immigrants or aliens who are disrespectful to America’s laws. On entry they are not initially placed in any category, that is until their visa period runs out; they are not here unlawfully. However those who climb fences, or mislead agents with fraudulent documents are illegal. Yet so far the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) have been redundant in not making over-stays or border entry an illegal act–thanks to a Congress that have abused our enforcement laws for years; it is still a simple civil matter.

    Entry without permission should be a felony, as it is in Mexico or any other foreign country. So entry is not a criminal conviction, but stealing an innocent victims ID is, so those persons have committed a felony. So how can Obama with presidential discretion release the majority of illegal aliens back into mainstream America? To get work and exist here, they must have a verifiable Social Security number for taxes. Cannot American taxpayers see that we are being played as idiots? It’s a felony when you steal somebody’s SSN, gain a job, and build a credit profile in some other individual’s name? There are two ways of collecting on public entitlements and that is through forged or stolen personal identification.

    How do you think illegal aliens can acquire welfare entitlements, other than smuggling in a fetus by a pregnant mother and then demanding instant recognition for the baby as a U.S. citizen? Once inside the U.S jurisdiction Americans weighed down with huge debts from wars, the stimulus package and other controversial financial accounting are forced by unfunded court mandates to support the Mother and baby through k-12 education. U.S. citizens or lawful residents cannot escape it? Certain influences within the judiciary said you must give sustenance to every impoverished person, who gains illegal entrance to this country. Americans have no say in their future, as it’s already been ordained by the wealthy elites in both political parties. Both GOP and Dems are equally to blame, for this nation being on the edge of financial ruin. We have only one measure to express ourselves and escape from the greedy hands of those perpetually in power and that is through the TEA PARTY movement. Is Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum true measures of a TEA PARTY advocate? Ron Paul is the nearest we that has been accepted, but all the political obstacles are there to crush this man’s chance of passing the final furlong to the presidency?

    We have already seen the judicial torture that the stand-alone states have taken upon themselves, to fiscally survive under the unwavering costs illegal aliens have taken upon Arizona. Billions of dollars to support foreign nationals in this frontier border state of drug smugglers, people smugglers, kidnapping, home invasion robbery and homicides that are prevailing. But President Obama will do nothing about it; he has removed the small deployment of National Guard troops and even previously, they were only there to observe. No guns allowed? Americans are now barred from even entering certain regions, as drug cartels have forcibly commandeered this side of the border. Why military Special Op’s not gone in and wiped them out?

    The Border Patrol has limited resources to curtail this impossible invasion, but our government have unlimited dollars to invest in Afghanistan and Iraq. Even Israel has a better border wall than we have, that could easily separate us from the violence and carnage happening south of the border. But now it’s beginning to spill over, with the prior criminal alien murderers who killed a lone rancher on his own land. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer offered President Obama a tour of the border, but he was not interested. Why was this man reluctant to go and see the daily nightmare scene, with the continence coming and going of different perpetrators and even terrorist groups from the Middle East? Even today the border remains a wide open expanse, with some areas only fenced with a few strands rusty barbed wire.

    The Liberals, Unions and even the major churches still think America should absorb every foreign visitor or every illegal migrant, even though these entities would pay nothing towards their monetary support? Under their foolish direction this land could be overrun with even more abject poverty than what we have now. Then again, ObamaCare will treat anybody with the compliments of US taxpayers. We will all be forced by law to pay our fair-share of taxes into his massive healthcare pool in future years. Not only have to accept paying for our own low income, homeless people, but the absconders from other lands? We will become the United Nations of PPO’s, HMO’s that will bankrupt this nation? We are already sliding into a giant mire, but we can at least take release some of the intense pressure by the example of Mitt Romney statement; that we can still exercise a citizen’s right in demanding the ‘Legal Workforce Act’ or Mandatory E-Verify (H.R. 2885).

    This is true unadulterated immigration enforcement, by driving illegal aliens into self-deportation. The US Government has nothing to do, but audit business or listen to informants or whistle-blowers that have a front row seat, well aware of companies not complying with E-Verify? Once a few business owners see the inside of a prison cell or get fined millions of dollars the word will emanate around the country. These tough sanctions for violating the law will be determined to be an absolute deterrent if they hire illegal labor. The second urgent bill is the “Citizenship Birthright Amendment bill (H.R.140), which will derail the persistence of any illegal alien, of any national gaining immediate citizen for their baby and thereby unable to collect welfare benefits, that only citizens should have the approval.

    Outside of the radical manipulation of the Liberal press, read THE TRUE FACTUAL daily news columns at “American Patrol” Site.

    Britain has finally wizened up to the poorly enforced immigration that has been fermenting for years? Same should by for America, as an the UK, the Immigration Minister Damian Green said, “those wishing to live in Britain will have to show “genuine serious usefulness to British society” and prove they are not totally dependent on benefits.” Dump all the Governors, Judges, Mayors and other elected official that are not pro-sovereignty and support illegal immigration.

    Only the American people have the unique power of the vote, to descend on any given political representative and insist they co-sponsor these laws? If you think for one minute that either party without your pressing by voters that politicians are going to support either of these laws without you harassing them; nothing will happen, ever? One thing’s for sure that paying out over $113 billion dollars a year in pandering to 22 million plus illegal aliens is not going away and the cold facts is the dollar amount is not going to fade? The public assistance programs are going to accelerate under this administrations Socialist dependency? It’s just going to grow as well as the overpopulation of this nation. Are we to face shortages of everything in our future? Learn the absolute truths at NumbersUSA. The E-Verify program must be succeeding as 4 Democrats have now co-sponsored this bill and you too should contact your federal or local lawmaker’s at 202-224-3121 and demand it.

    REMEMBER NON-CITIZENS DO VOTE IN ALL ELECTIONS AND WILL AGAIN IN 2012, WHILE DEMOCRATS LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

    http://brittanicus-enoughisenough.blogspot.com/

  5. JTG Says:

    So is Rick Scott now part of the “Republican establishment”, too?

  6. JTG Says:

    David Francis, you do realize that not every Latino in this country is an illegal immigrant, right?

    It seems the loudest voices for enforcing our immigration laws (and changing the immigration system) are ironically their own worst enemy, and Mr. Francis is proof of that.

  7. Renegade(original) Says:

    The person immitating me is our local pet troll Same ole. He is a flaming racist and not even a true Republican. He has little temper tantrums like this all the time because I constantly prove him wrong and he can’t stand it. And the angrier he gets the more childish he gets. Grow up loser

  8. leader Says:

    being a president, family value is not sufficient. the nation needs a leader, a wise leader,we need it badly.

    only one we have is ron paul. give him a boost,give him a chance. he love the country with wisdom and honest.

    you can tell who is leader and wise. one who says what he means and does what he says and say it and does it in wise way is the leader.

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