February 21st, 2008
08:11 PM ET
12 years ago

Schneider: Clinton stresses connection to Latinos

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - Hillary Clinton used her opening statement to immediately stress her roots in South Texas - the stronghold of the state’s Latino community. She spent time there after college in a voter registration effort - and she wants Latino voters watching tonight to remember this. She clearly has a target audience tonight.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. LatinoNation

    My Family hears her , we are all latinos and are behind her 100% for she is loyal to us and are communities, that means us in california and arizona and new york and TEXAS !!

    February 21, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  2. Gavin

    I'm Latino – AND I KNOW OF CLINTON'S SUPPORT SINCE 1992

    February 21, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. Nick in Las Vegas

    We have a LARGE family in El Paso, Texas, they are all voting for Hillary!

    February 21, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. Gavin

    I AM LATINO – AND CLINTON'S SUPPORT IS TRUE AND LOYAL...

    not only to Latinos, but to working American's.

    I feel absolutely 100% comfortable with her being our next President...
    confidence is a good thing!

    Supporting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton VIVA !!!!

    February 21, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  5. Eric

    Just because she rallied a community to register to vote doesn't make her President-worthy. Not saying Mr. Obama is our man, either, but never judge a candidate based on one factoid repeated ad nauseum by the media. Vote intelligently.

    February 21, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. Robert Scofield Columbus, Ohio

    She's no fool! that's 25% of the vote!

    February 21, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  7. Kevin Zelko

    Obama is on a roll. She will need to win Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania by double digits. The Texas race looks too close for that. It's time for it to become Obamanation. He is so much more electable than Hillary. Her strengths vs Obama are counteracted by McCain's("experience" and willingness to go to war) whereas Obama's strengths will overcome McCains..plus he doesnt bring the baggage that will scare away many Republicans and Independents that Barack will draw.

    February 21, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. amyo

    The Latino population is Hillary's only base left that could potentially vote overwhelmingly for her. It's a good strategy.

    February 21, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. BUKKY

    Pander, Pander, Pander, Pander... Please tell me what has she done for hispancs. what has she done period. 35 years of "experience" and she's gotten nothing done.

    Hill is NOT Bill people

    February 21, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  10. Janine

    First of all Latino is a white mans term for Mexicans. What has the Clintons done to deserve this so called loyal support of the :"latino" community? Nothing.

    February 21, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  11. Betsy in Minneapolis

    Really? Do Latinos really support her because she is loyal to you? Or do you refuse to vote for Barack because he is black? A Latina in Mpls just told me of the infighting between Latinos and blacks and how it has gotten worse over the past few years and the reason she would not support Barack is because he is black.

    February 21, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  12. Marius

    ITALY ask the latino brothers and sisters to support Hillary...she is a soldier !

    February 21, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  13. Buzz

    She only has feminists, old folks, and people who can't get beyond the color issue. Latinos have ten days to figure out that she is just more of the same.

    February 21, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  14. Osho

    All latinos who entered illegally should be driven out. Instead, the prez candidates are giving them attention for their votes. Double standards.

    February 21, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  15. Jack Kim

    I am a supporter of Barack Obama but if I were advising Sen. Clinton, I would make sure that she gives her bio tonight as a lifetime reformer and change agent, somewhat like John McCain has been.

    February 21, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  16. Rodriguez

    I am latino but I know she is using us for cheap political points

    February 21, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  17. anonymous

    I found it interseting that Mr. Obama's speech was a simple synopsis of the same speech given a few nights ago after his win in Wisconsin. He also is not giving specifics and is appearing to rely soley on his rhetoric and not fact. No surprise he opted to go second, he needs her answers to substantiate his own.

    February 21, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  18. joel

    Time to hang it up Hilary . We are tired of you and Bill's games

    February 21, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  19. A Time For Change

    What matters to me is her character, which I call into question at times. I am a hispanic woman, and keep everything in mind when it comes to our next world leader. She will make a good vice president.

    February 21, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  20. MicahNelson

    Hillary has lipstick on her teeth...

    February 21, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  21. Donna, Antioch TN

    Obama's rhetoric is all he is about – why can't he just tell us something to fix a problem and not what is wrong – we already know what is wrong.

    February 21, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  22. Rj

    i'm Asian American – I'm pretty sure Hillary will do well in this debate. It will be good to our country if she'll be the next President and hopefully she'll choose Obama as her VP for him to be more prepared and ready to be president on 2016! – Hillary all the way!!!

    February 21, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  23. maria

    Hilary just has to talk out of both sides of her mouth, at the beginning of her speech she had to use some of obama speech . i don't believe her when she speaks i think she needs to lose in the Texas primary ..she has not even thanked the people who have been voting for her. GO TEAM OBAMA!!!!

    February 21, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  24. TAMower in Oklahoma

    She also invoked our revered female heroes down here. I know with all my heart that Barbara Jordan and Ann Richards would have given everything they have for Hillary. Latinos included, Texas women are strong, smart and tough. Just like Hillary. Texas has good sense and we'll see it demonstrated!

    February 21, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  25. Donna, Antioch TN

    Obama's rhetoric is all he is about – why can't he just tell us something to fix a problem and not what is wrong – we already know what is wrong.

    February 21, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
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