Mar 15, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
One top GOP operative said “we lose Hispanics this bad, we lose the whole election. Period.”
That opinion is growing. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) and other top party brass have made it known to Romney’s campaign that the party risks losing Hispanic voters by a historic margin, creating a downward draft on Senate and House candidates, according to two Hill sources.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has also made clear that the tone of the campaign is political suicide for the party, the sources said.