April 23rd, 2012
10:13 PM ET

Governor: Romney weak with Latino voters

Montana's Democratic governor defended himself from criticism Monday over remarks he made last week that appeared to tie Mitt Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, to the practice of polygamy within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" he was trying to point out Romney struggles in connecting with Latino voters when he claimed Romney's "family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico" in an interview with The Daily Beast.

People are taking this far away from where I was discussing," Schweitzer said. "I was saying that Mitt Romney currently has a problem with Latino voters. And it is ironic that his father had come from Mexico. You could think he could embrace his Latino roots."


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  1. Mimi Jaffe ('Mermaid')

    May I suggest: When Gov. Schweitzer claimed Romney had trouble with Latino voters vis a vis his Mormanism, you might next time point out that Obama himself has a real struggle with Latino voters becauseao of his position requiring Catholic institutions to support abortion contrary to their religious beliefs. Otherwise it was a terrific interview. I felt you were honestly seeking the truth, not asking question that fed into any particular agenda, left or right. Please, more of same!

    April 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm |