During a press event on yesterday, Villaraigosa said that the Republicans are wasting time if they think bringing the party’s most recognizable Hispanic faces to Tampa is going to help them with Hispanic voters.
“You can’t just trot out a brown face and a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate,” Villaraigosa said during a Democratic press event aimed at countering the GOP message in Tampa.
“Window-dressing doesn’t do much for a candidate. It’s your policies and your platform,” said Villaraigosa, the chairman of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and a possible candidate for California governor in 2014. “This is a party that calls for the self-deportation of 11 million people.”
Villaraigosa predicted that the Democratic ticket would end up getting at least “70 percent of the Latino vote.”