Not all Latin@s are for Obama
All those millions spent on GOP Hispanic strategic consultants are finally paying off!
Cat del Valle Castellanos
Editor`s note: Cat del Valle Castellanos is a writer and a regular contributor to Maria Shriver`s Open Field Network.
(CNN) — If there was a predominant reaction to this voter`s indecision, shared in “Young, Female and Undecided” on CNN two weeks ago, it was incredulity.
“The candidates have spent billions,” I was told. “Their TV ads have replaced normal programming. This campaign has been longer than a life sentence. How can you still be undecided?”
To clarify, my indecision did not stem from an unrequited love for either candidate. I just could not bring myself to support either of these guys. A vote for Obama makes me a crazy, government-expanding liberal. I vote for Romney and I`m a crazy, masochistic female.
The truth is that voting for a candidate doesn`t mean you stand united on every issue. This is not Build-a-Bear. I cannot create my own candidate, taking the best features from each then add a glowing heart and a soft, plush, huggable exterior.
Nevertheless, I have made a choice. I`m young, female and decided. Drumroll, please…
I`m voting for Mitt Romney.
“Well, duh, your dad`s a Republican strategist.”
My father Alex Castellanos` affiliation has not affected my decision.