Well, this is embarrassing:
President Barack Obama has a problem with Florida’s important Puerto Rican voters, and it has little to do with the immigration and deportation issues that dominate so much of the national debate involving Hispanic voters.
Florida’s two biggest Hispanic groups — Puerto Ricans and Cuban Americans — have legal statuses not enjoyed by immigrants from other Latin American countries. This makes illegal immigration a tangential issue for them.
Please tell me that Barack Obama, at least, isn’t stupid enough to think that everybody in this country who speaks Spanish as a core language will have precisely the same likes, dislikes, and base issues. I mean, I’m well aware that the rabiblancos that make up his base team think that, but I’d hate to have to decide that Obama was a bigot, too.