West Wing Story - Latino Vote

  • Aired:  06/15/11
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Al Madrigal believes Barack Obama is winning over Puerto Ricans, but he's doing nothing for the other 147 Latino nationalities. (3:28)

[LAUGHTER]

FOR MORE ON THE PRESIDENT'S

PUERTO RICAN TRIP, WE TURN TO

OUR SENIOR LATION CORRESPONDENT

AL MADRIGAL.

AL, THANKS FOR JOINING US.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

AL, YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY STILL DOWN

THERE.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE

PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO PUERTO RICO?

WAS IT SUCCESSFUL?

>> JON, TOTAL HOME RUN.

AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THE PUERTO

RICAN PEOPLE LIKE BASEBALL.

I MEAN, BOTTOM LINE...

[LAUGHTER]

HE MADE A PROMISE TO VISIT THEM,

AND HE DID IT.

DEAL DONE.

BUT, AND THIS IS A BIG PUERTO

RICAN "BUTT"...

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: AL, ARE YOU SUGGESTING

PUERTO RICANS HAVE LARGER BACK

SIDES, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK

THAT...

>> I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR.

I DID NOT SAY THAT.

>> Jon: OKAY.

WHAT WERE YOU GOING TO SAY?

>> THE PRESIDENT HAS NO IDEA THE

CAN OF WORMS HE JUST OPENED.

I MEAN, SURE, HE'S WINNING OVER

PUERTO RICANS, BUT HE'S DOING

NOTHING FOR THE OTHER 147 LATINO

NATIONALITIES.

I MEAN, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE

DOING TO HIS EFFIGY IN MEXICO

RIGHT NOW?

>> JUST BECAUSE HE WENT TO

PUERTO RICO, I GUESS BURNING IT?

>> BURNING?

WHAT ARE WE, ARABS?

THEY'RE HITTING IT WITH STICKS

UNTIL THE CANDY FALLS OUT, JON.

[LAUGHTER]

MAN, THAT IS A GOOD TIME.

>> Jon: YEAH, AL, THERE ARE

DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES, BUT

AREN'T THERE ISSUES THAT UNIFY

THE LATINO VOTE?

>> YES, BUT EVEN WHEN WE AGREE

ON AN ISSUE, IT'S FOR DIFFERENT

REASONS.

MEXICANS WANT IMMIGRATION

REFORM SO THEY CAN STAY IN THE

COUNTRY.

PUERTO RICANS WANT IMMIGRATION

REFORM TO KEEP THE MEXICANS OUT.

>> Jon: SO THERE ARE

INTERHERITAGE RIVALRIES?

>> YES.

I MEAN, IN THE PAST YOU COULD

GET AWAY WITH TREATING LATINOS

AS ONE GROUP.

JUST THROW A CAMPAIGN AD UP ON

TELEMUNDO AND YOU'RE IN.

NOW YOU SHOW UP AT A RALLY IN

THE WRONG COLOR GUAY ABARA,

TOTAL [BLEEPED].

>> Jon: THE PUERTO RICAN VOTE

IS IMPORTANT.

>> SURE, I GUESS.

[LAUGHTER]

LET ME SHOW YOU A MAP.

ALL RIGHT.

BY GOING TO PUERTO RICO, THE

PRESIDENT HAS SECURED AMERICA'S

PUERTO RICAN VOTE.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT THERE APPEARS TO BE A

SOMEWHAT LARGER BLOCK OF LATINO

VOTERS THAT ARE FEELING A LITTLE

LEFT OUT.

>> Jon: WOW.

THAT'S AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENTIAL.

HOW DOES HE GO AFTER THOSE

VOTERS?

>> WELL, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE

ABLE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM

AND USE THE PHRASE "ARROZ CON

GANDULES."

HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO TALK ABOUT

WHAT GOES INTO OTHER LATINOS'

RICE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: REALLY?

THAT REALLY WORKS?

IT REALLY IS ABOUT WHAT GOES

INTO THE RICE?

>> WE TAKE THAT PRETTY

SERIOUSLY.

YOU WANT MEXICAN SUPPORT, ARROZ

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