'Promises and nothing,' Romney Spanish-language ad says of Obama
September 8th, 2012
02:45 PM ET
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'Promises and nothing,' Romney Spanish-language ad says of Obama

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's latest campaign ad, a Spanish-language spot released Saturday, features Hispanics expressing disappointment with President Barack Obama, primarily over his handling of the economy.

"I voted for Obama four years ago. I believed in what he said," says one person identified in the spot as Gustavo Pinto.

Roberto Serna adds, "He looks like a nice guy, but that doesn't get us jobs."

A total of seven speakers appear in the 30-second spot titled "Ya No Más," or "No More," in addition to Obama saying "Yes, we can" in Spanish.

The ad's translation was provided by the Romney campaign, which has not said where the ad would run or how much was being spent on it.

Lilly Lopez, who is seated next to a young girl who appears to be her daughter, says, "Obama has no idea what we are going through."

Aline Fernandez says Obama is "Promises and promises and nothing."

And Dan Vargas brings out a theme Romney has been driving on the campaign trail recently: "Are things better off for you? Not for me."

Underscoring the importance of the Hispanic vote this year, Latinos took some prominent roles in the party conventions of the past two weeks.

Romney was introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, a Floridian whose parents emigrated from Cuba. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro became the first Latino to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention last week. His grandmother left Mexico for Texas, and in his speech he said, "My mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone."

The Romney campaign has released a series of Spanish-language ads, including spots featuring one of his sons, Craig.

The most recent one was released just less than a month ago, and it criticizes Obama for unemployment among Hispanics. In July, unemployment among Hispanic adults was 10.3%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said, while the nationwide unemployment rate was at 8.3%.

Romney also has been the target of Spanish-language ads produced by the pro-Obama group Priorities USA.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    Hay romney ,maybe you should ask lyin Ryan about the 60,000 dallar campaign donation he had to return in his home state from the casino owner seeking another casino licence ,I guess it wouldn't have been returned ,except for the federal probe with lyin ryans name in it , so what's up with that, is it lobbying or bribing ????

    September 8, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Let these guys spend money on our soil. Very pathetic idiot that shipped jobs to china, India. Now we are reaping his sin money.... Obama12.

    September 8, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. myviewis

    And let's not forget the unemployment rate for African-Americans for the month of August 2012 is 14.1%

    September 8, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  4. Ken

    This Yahoo is as fake as a 3 dollar Bill.

    September 8, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. John

    Obama up by 4 nationally. Even the right wing Pollster Rasmussen has Obama up by 2. Romney is dropping like a rock. His take 2 tax cuts and see me in the morning message is not working....i

    September 8, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. Bill from GA

    Lies and nothing else from romney.

    Does he think the Spanish speaking voters don't remember the immigration reform Obama put in place when repugs stopped any legislative action? Those students and soldiers who can now legally work in this country, thanks to President Obama?

    Does mitt think everyone is as ignorant as his supporters?

    September 8, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Roxie

    I wonder how much the republican party paid the people for the ad???? Can they really stoop any lower??

    September 8, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    You should have as much luck with Latinos as you do with black Americans ,we know your just trying to get cheaper rates for your lawn care and you won't even let them in your Mormon cult or church ,by the way ,black and Latino Americans have come a long way and many are professionals but you probably haven't noticed living in your bubbling world !!!!!

    September 8, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. edog

    The ad says, "Obama has no idea what we are going through"... Really! Didn't Obama have to grow up with food stamps, student loans and hardship. Didn't Michelle Obama have to see her dad with MS going to work everyday just to keep her family going? Where as Romney got to go to France instead of going to Vietnam, he got to go to Harvard with daddy's money. Where Mrs Romney had to deal with MS by have a nice horse to help her through the tough times! Wow! Romney is so out of touch he actually thinks most average American's can't see through his lies. Romney has grown up in a culture where money buys anything and everything, where money talks and that is why he is going to lose. He thinks the money he is raising will buy ads that lie and distort and the American people will just vote for him. The thing that shows how out of touch he is, is that during a PRESIDENTIAL election, the people of America actually engage and search for the truth. The citizens of America will actually take the time and judge the character of the person they will elect as POTUS. Romney, so out of touch he thinks money can buy this election...

    September 8, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. Hotdog

    Did Romney mention that the Republicans have yet to act on his jobs bill that he submitted to Congress? Or did he specifically go into detail what his plans are that that would improve the economy? Romney has yet to give any details any details pertaining to any of the issues that we are currently dealing with in this country.

    September 8, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. v4865


    September 8, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  12. Darryl Miller, Arlington Texas

    The said case about Gov. Romney his is a hollow, draft dodging, tax evader, American Job Out Sourcing Schemer. He will not tell you what he will do to bring back the Jobs the Romney and Bain Capital and other companies hell bent on destroying the U.S.Economy. Romney his stonewalling the investigation and trying to find reason that he do not show the back tax be cause they are a lot of false deduction and illegal ones..

    September 8, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  13. Child's Play

    I'm still trying to figure out just how Ignorant or Stupid Mr. Romney truly is. He looks like a child playing checkers stumbling and unsure what move he should make next. Compared to Mr. Obama who looks to be playing Chess thinking ahead several moves ahead, now that's the type of man I want in the White House.
    Four more years........... Obama 2012

    September 8, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  14. Romney cares less

    Empty suit! Oh no it's not, it's stuffed with millions of $ that he made off the backs of middle class people!
    Romney HATES the middle class!

    September 8, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  15. Nuance

    Heh..wait til all of the YouTube clips start popping up in regard to the hardline stances the "false prophet" has taken against Latinos in his mission to appeal to the far right.

    September 8, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  16. 1twinsfan

    I'm gonna vote for the guy that doesn't look at my Latino husband and assume he's an immigrant or only first generation.

    September 8, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    Cubans don't like rubio because after what some of them had to go through to reach the US and everything they have gone through after leaving everything behind in Cuba when all is said and done he is a liar.
    BTW – maybe this voter suppression comes from rubio's little brain dead head. In Cuba nobody is allowed to vote.

    September 8, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |