Strong Republican candidates tend to perform better among Latinos. Weak ones perform badly regardless of immigration. In this, Latino votes follow those of most Americans.
For 40 years it’s been a staple of liberal political history that Republicans under Nixon got tough on crime in order to appeal to racist white Southerners– who apparently would have been okay with rising rape and murder rates as long as rednecks were the primary suspects.
But now, Obama and the Democrats are doing precisely [...]