First it was the “other” Kennedys — Bobby’s kids — and then César Chávez’s grandson. Now United Farm Workers of America co-founder Dolores Huerta is getting behind Hillary Clinton, and has some scathing remarks about opponent Barack Obama:
Hillary Clinton’s ties with the Latino community date back 35 years ago, while Barack Obama’s date back six months ago, said Dolores Huerta and Laredo’s political and community leaders at a meet and greet breakfast Sunday.
“She’s not the ‘Johnny Come Lately’,” said Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union with César Chávez.
I don’t know what you all think, but I think this is a really strong endorsement for Hillary and could help her solidify her with the Latino community moving forward.
Huerta went on to say that she was none too happy about Barack Obama’s taking over of the UFWA’s slogan of “Sí, se puede” with his “Yes we can”:
“Now they’re copying our slogan, but you cannot build a relationship nomas con una palabra – just with one word,” said Huerta, referring to Obama’s campaign’s usage of the phrase.
Huerta seems to be tired of pandering to the Latino community when it’s election time, saying “You know that saying, nomas vienen a ver el nopal cuando tiene tunas…they only come to the cactus when it has fruit. That’s what this man is doing.”
Via / New America Media