The Subjects of Immigration and the Latino Vote Discussed on
the May 27 Sunday Public Affairs Programs
By Micheal E. Hill
Sunday, May 27, 2012 -- 9:20 pm EDT
The following is a summary of the immigration-, refugee-, or demographic-related comments that were made during the May 27, 2012, Sunday public affairs programs:
Last week, marked the return of the subjects of immigration and the Latino vote to the airwaves after a one-week absence. The subjects were prominently discussed again this week on one of the five programs, with such diverse guests as former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Los Angeles, California Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and The New York Times' David Brooks commenting on the subjects.
NBC - Meet the Press. The guest list for the May 27, 2012, edition of NBC's "Meet the Press" program included former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA), who acknowledged that former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) has work to do with the Latino vote, asserted that most Latinos are interested in issues other than immigration, and predicted that Romney could wind up winning as much of the Latino vote in the 2012 presidential election as did President George W. Bush in 2004. Appearing during the roundtable segment of the program were Mayor of Los Angeles and Chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Antonio Villaraigosa, and David Brooks of the New York Times, who commented on the prospects for Governor Romney's support among Latinos given some of the positions he took on immigration during his 2012 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Click on the Play Button, above, to view the immigration- and Latino Vote-Related Video Clip from the May 27, 2012, Sunday Public Affairs Programs