Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Fight for Latino Votes : Immigration Ad War in Spanish
Ed O'Keefe on The Trail reports that Senators John McCain and Barack Obama continue to fight over the issue of immigration but only in Spanish language ads. Spanish-speaking television viewers continue to see it mentioned in campaign ads. The most recent message, "Otra Vez Con Lo Mismo," comes from the Obama campaign and attacks McCain. "McCain is up to the same distortions and lies on the immigration issue," the new ad states in Spanish. "He wants to hide the fact that he's the one who turned his back on us." The ad then plays a clip from a CNN debate where McCain is asked about the immigration reform legislation and whether he would vote for it now. "No, no I would not," he says. The ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico, according to Obama campaign spokesman Federico de Jesus.