Radio host Hugh Hewitt talked up the potential for the GOP 2016 field among Latino-Americans Thursday, saying multiple candidates could tap the voting bloc by participating in an all-Spanish debate.
Hewitt, who is currently out promoting his book “The Queen,” told Larry King that while the likes of Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz could do their own debate in Spanish, Hillary Clinton “can’t order at Taco Bell.” The conservative radio host made the comment when discussing the perfect ticket for the GOP in 2016.
“The perfect ticket will be able to appeal to not just white males over the age of 40. They’ll be able to talk to Latino-Americans. They’ll be able to talk to African-Americans. They’ll be able to talk to young single women. We haven’t done a very good job at that,” Hewitt said. “Mitt Romney got smashed in the Latino demographic in 2012. I think he said just this last week…if he had anything to do over again, he’d go to the African-American community and the Latino community earlier. I think our perfect ticket will do just that.”
King told Hewitt that no Republican seems to be able to connect with those communities, in particular to “Black America.”
“Jeb Bush is going to have the best record to run on, and John Kasich in Ohio having lifted up a lot of people in inner-city poverty, both in Florida and Ohio, and that’s going to talk to the black vote,” Hewitt explained. “On the Latino side, obviously Jeb and Marco and Ted Cruz could hold an all-Spanish debate, and there isn’t anyone — Mrs. Clinton can’t order at Taco Bell. And so if you want to talk about fluency in the language of Univision and Telemundo, that’s going to be Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Not the queen.”