Friday, January 27, 2012

Fortuño, Romney and Status Issue

Luis G. Fortuño, the quintessential poster boy of America's Republican candidates looking for the Latino vote or simply, Puerto Rico's Governor. The same guy who has been hailed for cutting government expenditures and improving government on the colony, although, Moody's just said:

 Strategically, having Fortuño by their side makes sense to the Republican Party when courting the Latino vote. It works exceptionally well in Florida, a state which has seen enormous growth in the Puerto Rican population. This growth comes from those who have given up on the island and decided that the only way to bring about change is to make a move to Florida.

It's all politics, and like a chess game, making strategic moves is key to increasing political power in a highly competitive race. Does this make it all the more honest. Nary a positive thought comes to mind when answering that. It all rather comes to mind with many expletives. On the other hand, and I don't think I'm being harsh, if Fortuño wants to play the role of pony, then I'm sure Republicans will "ride that pony!"

Mitt Romney, businessman and politician, is making moves just like a  good businessman. If it all pans out, he could end up having Florida in no time. Those very same Puerto Rican Floridians, who have fled the island, are a part of Fortuño's flock of statehood supporters. Take Romney's latest comment,

 As president, I look forward to working with Governor Fortuño on the issues most pressing for the people of Puerto Rico – job creation, public safety and resolving the Island’s 113-year political status question....... I pledge to work with Congress to help the American citizens residing in Puerto Rico resolve their century-long status issue by choosing from the constitutionally-viable status options...."

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 as checkmate!
We move on to status issue and as Romney stated, "I pledge to work with Congress.." Yes, Romney knows that Congress has the final say. It's the peoples right to self determination versus Congressional questions on what does Puerto Rico have to offer in the relationship with the U.S.

Consider this from Romney:

Politics at its best. Let's play a game.

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