I think Obama has locked up the Latino vote for 2012 with his nomination of federal judge Sonia Sotomayor. If confirmed, this Bronx-raised, Princeton-educated Puerto Rican woman will be the first Hispanic on the US Supreme Court.
The right-wingers are already frothing at the mouth, calling Sotomayor a “liberal judicial activist of the first order.” Go right ahead…alienate us Hispanics–and many moderates of all ethnic stripes–even more.
I agree with Congressman Xavier Becerra of LA who said a few weeks ago that if Obama were to pick a Hispanic for the Supreme Court, there would be an “off the charts reaction” among Latinos. This is a great day for the US…a proud moment for Latinos.