roadbikeRob saidIf Romney is truly serious about winning the white house, he needs to have more compassion and concern for the mass majority of the American people and he has to throw all the narrow minded, bible thumping screwballs under an oncoming bus.
This is exactly correct, but the time for him to do that has passed.
From the beginning of the campaign, Romney could have adopted more moderate, compassionate policies and many independents would have voted for him.
Instead, he went overboard catering to the right-wing bigots who hate gay people and latinos.
If Romney said no to the bigotry now, the media would call him on yet another monumental flip-flop, and the bigots in the hate states would abandon him.
But his present strategy has clearly failed: with only 16 weeks until the election, Romney is losing virtually every swing state.
You're absolutely correct.
It's too late for Romney to be able to do anything to win more Latino votes.
If he flip-flops on the extreme rhetoric and policy positions he's put forward in this election - no one will believe him and it will just further destroy his credibility.
Plus - especially in a state like AZ - embracing pro-Latino policies would anger Repub voters and he would lose Repub votes.
Reversing himself on the things he's said and supported during the Repub nomination fight wouldn't convince any Latino voters to trust Romney.
It would just further convince the American people that Romney is a base craven flip-flopper who cannot be trusted and who's willing to LIE to try to get elected.
So it's really impossible to imagine a way for Romney to get from the 25% Latino support he currently has to the 40+% support he needs to have in order for him to have any chance of winning.