Over at ABC’s news blog, Political Punch, Jake Trapper has a story which briefly outlines John McCain’s various positions on immigration. Most interesting to you readers is the key figure in the article and what she says at the end.
Rosanna Pulido, a Latina who heads the Illinois Minuteman Project, told the AP. “He’s having his private meetings to rally Hispanics and to tell them what they want to hear,” she said. “I’m outraged that he would reach out to me as a Hispanic but not as a conservative.”
Pulido seemed to be in a rather interesting position to talk about McCain and immigration, so I gave her a call.
An advocate and escort for seniors professionally, Pulido told me that she’s one of the original Minutemen who stood on the border between Arizona and Mexico in 2005 and she’s also Illinois spokesperson for a hispanic anti-illegal immigration group.
Her parents were from Mexico, but she was born in the U.S. (She spent a year in Mexico in the 1980s as a Christian missionary.) Pulido says her activism against illegal immigration stems from her Christian belief system and sense of right and wrong, as well as the unmet needs she sees in the senior population through her work.
After citing several examples of McCain’s pandering to various groups,Â Jake Trapper writes this gem.
What she saw of John McCain Wednesday night, however, makes her inclined right now to support Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.