I have just read Leslie Sanchezâ€™s Los Republicanos: Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other
. The title is pretty self-explanatory, and I plan on reviewing the book soon. What is of tangential interest is the glowing blurbs it receives from Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney praising the book with all the banalities of â€?natural Republicans,â€?
the necessity for Hispanic outreach, and the rest.
I bring this up, because as I noted in my pieces
on National Review
â€™s Ponnuru, [Send him mail
]he criticized both Gingrich and Romney
for antagonizing Hispanic voters and immigrants with their supposedly unduly harsh rhetoric.
With that in mind, Iâ€™d like to ask again: if these
men are too restrictionist, who does Ponnuru have in mind that supports a â€?restrictionism that can succeedâ€??