You would think that the Joe Biden campaign would be reaching out to every voter they possibly could.
But the Joe Biden campaign is not a normal campaign, and this is not a normal election.
Any candidate of either party, needs Latino voters to win.
The Biden campaign doesn’t seem to realize this.
Biden Campaign to Latinos: Yeah, We Don’t Need You to Beat Trump
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is coming under fire for their Latino outreach efforts or rather lack thereof. As more than 32 million Latinos are expected to vote in November, Biden’s campaign has failed to rectify the Obama administration’s tough deportation policies for illegal aliens, POLITICO reported.
Instead of attempting to reach out and form a relationship with this group of voters, Biden’s campaign appears to be turning a blind eye to Latinos, at least that’s what Democratic operatives believe.
“I do not think that the Biden campaign thinks that Latinos are part of their path to victory,” Jess Morales Rocketto, the former digital organizing director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, told POLITICO.
Here’s more from the Politico report:
The campaign has refused to release statistics on the diversity of its staff — details many of his former opponents shared early in the primary — and a majority of a dozen recent high-level hires were white. And Biden has neither spoken to nor been formally endorsed by one of the highest-profile Latino politicians in the country, Julián Castro, since he won.
Biden had a tense relationship with many Latino groups during the primary, stemming largely from his connection to the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation policy. The former vice president recently acknowledged that that policy was misguided and he has moved toward progressives on immigration.
But the campaign’s disconnect with Latinos appears to be based more on lack of execution than on policy. Cash-strapped coming out of the primary and hemmed in by the coronavirus, its efforts to reach Latino voters have been lackluster, critics in the community say. The fact that Latinos weren’t central to his primary strategy has meant Biden’s campaign has more ground to make up.
Can you imagine the left’s reaction if Trump wins the Latino vote over Biden?
It could happen.