Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Giuliani Ad appeals to Hispanic voters

CNN is Reporting ... Hypocrites Abound!

(CNN) — As the New Hampshire primary contest wound down Tuesday, Republican Rudy Giuliani released a new Spanish language television ad in Florida – a state critical to his presidential bid. The former New York mayor has wagered his campaign on the Sunshine State after disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. Illegal immigration is a top issue for Republican voters this cycle, and the candidates have stressed their get-tough position on border security and enforcement. But now the race shifts to vote-rich states with large Hispanic populations — such as New York, California and Florida — which tend to support a slightly different approach.
The 30-second spot — titled “Liderazgo,” or Leadership — stresses his crime-fighting and job creation record. “Se pudo en Nueva York y se puede en Washington. Rudy Giuliani: Experiencia, Resultado, Liderazgo,” says the announcer. (English translation provided by the campaign: “It was done in New York. It can be done in Washington. Rudy Giuliani: Experience, Results, Leadership.”) The ad also features a line from Giuliani himself.
The former New York City mayor spent more time in New Hampshire than any GOP candidate except the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, only to finish a distant third, with 10 percent of the vote – tied with Ron Paul. He finished behind Paul in last week’s Iowa caucuses.

12 comments:

dianne said...

He came in 4th, not 3rd. CNN can't even get that right after the fact.

ultima said...

Pandering is the name of the game in Florida and California. Disgusting!

patriot said...

I guess I will have to ask yet again. Since immigrants have to be able to speak English to become a citizen and only citizens can vote, why would Guiliani feel the need to run a political ad in Spanish?

mirrorism said...

Simple, some voters - Americans and immigrants - speak English and Spanish, they can watch both NBC and Univision.

Ron Paul, supposedly, is also doing the same thing in Michigan, except he's running ads in the paper and instead of Spanish they're in Arabic.

Dee said...

Arabic! I am going to go look them up! Thanks Mirror.

Dee said...

Pat, why is there a Spanish channel? Because new immigrants who speak spanish are comfortable with their native language, you know for fun stuff like soap operas and movies. Remember, it takes a whole generation to fully assimilate and to feel comfortable enough in English to interpret and laugh at the funny stuff.

Why are the Gulianis ads in Spanish on the Spanish TV channel? Because, like Ulty said, regardless of his two faced (no English) public agenda, Guliani is PANDERING to the Hispanic Voters!

mirrorism said...

I heard about the Arabic ads during lunch today... Looked for internet confirmation and all I could find was this:

Downsize DC Running Arabic ads for Ron Paul's "American Freedom Agenda Act"

patriot said...

What utter BS. I couldn't care less about Univision or what language they choose to broadcast in for other programming but if the citizen voter wants to hear what a candidate has to say he can hear it in English in the MSM on regular tv.

The point is that in regards to political ads only citizens can vote and they would not be newly arrived immigrants without a command of the English language. I am sick of the pandering just so someone can feel more comfortable. Why would a Hispanic citizen need Spanish pandering when they know how to speak English?

mirrorism said...

Patriot, forget pandering or comfort levels, the fact of the matter is that millions of voters watch Univision - or the other Spanish language TV stations. ALL of the candidates know this and most if not all of them have Spanish language ads because of this.

IMO, it had nothing to do with pandering or comfort levels, they just want their ads watched by as many voters as possible.

They're simply trying to sell themselves to as many voters as possible - which is the exact same things companies do when they advertise their products in foreign languages.

Even if they are just pandering and worrying about potential voters' comfort levels you wouldn't be able to deny that those things matter to you so why shouldn't it matter to the candidates and voters? Because, it seems to me that you do agree with some forms of pandering and that your own comfort levels are being violated by these advertisements.

patriot said...

It was just a simple question and it wasn't answered logically or satisifactorly. I expected that kind of response, so typical.

Dee said...

Ha Ha Pat. Doesn´t Listen.

patriot said...

I heard. What part of no logical or satisfactory explanation was given, don't you get?

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