Latinos Confident in Obama: Report


The national media might be be abuzz with news of the New Hampshire Republican primary, but most of the city’s Hispanics didn’t know about the race, and those who were “on the ball” did not really care about the competition because they think Obama will win the 2012 election, according to the Spanish-language daily.

Ángel Colón, a 72-year-old interviewed by El Diario, said that no Republican candidate can compete with Obama.

“I don’t want to know anything about Republicans,” he said. “They’re bad. Obama will win the election. I am sure of it.”

Natalia Chávez, a 35-year-old Colombian who lives in Queens, assured the paper that she didn’t know anything about Tuesday’s primary, adding that she wasn’t particularly interested, either. Chávez told the tabloid that Obama would certainly win.

“I don’t really think that there’s competition that could take away (Obama’s) victory,” she said.”

An ex-postal worker interviewed by the publication, however, did have a close eye on the race. Pablo Feliciano, a 49-year-old resident of El Barrio, told El Diario that Mitt Romney could give Obama a run for his money.

Feliciano said that he would not vote for Obama, but still thinks he will win in November.