Biden Has Different Spanish Language Ads With Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican Accents
In a seeming attempt to cater to Latino voters, Joe Biden is running a Spanish-language ad contrasting him with President Trump, saying “los cuentos no pagan las cuentas,” meaning “stories don’t pay the bills.”
But Biden is using different accents for the same ad from three different Spanish-speaking places. Fox News reports that “the version of the ad that aired in Miami featured a narrator with a Cuban accent, while in Orlando, the ad had a narrator with a Puerto Rican accent and, in Phoenix, the accent was Mexican.”
Fox continues that Biden wants to capture red-leaning states with higher Latino populations such as Florida and Arizona, since Latino turnout in 2016 fell to 47.6%, almost 3 percentage points lower than in 2008.
This is an interesting strategy from the Biden team. On one hand, it could be seen as a good idea, since not all Hispanic populations are the same in culture, ideologies, and political affiliations. But it can also be viewed as patronizing, in that Americans, regardless of their ethnicity or dialect should be seen as Americans like everyone else.
But no amount of slick marketing can hide the fact that Joe Biden’s agenda, and the agenda of the Democrat party at large, of abortion extremism, high taxes, and opposition to school choice, would be terrible for Hispanic families.