Those people who paint all Latino folk with the same wide brush need to look at their geography lessons.
When it comes to American politics, that is becoming less and less true.
One party is doing everything it can to piss off pretty much everyone in the Latino community from supporting racial profiling laws to denigrating the Spanish language. The other party is benefiting (without having to work to hard for it).
The joke of course is that Romney received 98,000 out of over 3million eligible voters. His proof that Latino's love him is that 3.5% of them chose him over Santorum and Gingrich.
My Daughter in Law is a wealthy and cultured person, and visiting the place was like a visit to a foreign country... I joke about feeling free if I were as free as a Puerto Rican dog, but their dogs free and numerous represent the character of that people almost as well as any other detail... They have been part of the United States for a long time now...If the United States did not make such a fetish of 50, they would already be a state; but what sort of state would they be??? In many respects they are a welfare state, and unable to support their large population by agriculture or exports... And yet they have fought for this nation with courage and honor, and for that recieve little respect... They do politics as we cannot imagine it, and have nearly 100% participation in most elections... I think they are cool, and yet, on the fair side, they take offense at the Mexican and South American Hispanics who are not legal to begin with, but by squatting here end up with rights and respect denied to people of Puerto Rico, while at the same time giving many people good cause to hate and distrust hispanics generally, for which Puerto Ricans suffer...I think independence is out of the question, but we could not be hurt in the least with them as a state...Limbo is simply stupid at this point, though there are cultural difference they will not easily surrender... And why should they for a white bread and mayonnaise american culture???