Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Elections

By Rodolfo O. de la Garza; Louis DeSipio | Go to book overview

9
Pragmatism and Strategic
Realignment in the 1996 Election
Florida's Cuban Americans
Dario Moreno and Christopher Warren

The 1996 election, more than any other to date, may come to be viewed as a harbinger of enhanced cooperation among Cuban Americans and other Latino, groups in fashioning political agendas that are in some important respects unified. Notwithstanding the overall "mixed message" derived from interpreting the role played by Latino voters in the 1996 election (see Chapter 1), three particularly important observations stand as indicators of the potential for greater political convergence among Cubans and other Latino groups on at least some significant points of domestic policy. First, although they still cast a very slight plurality of their votes for Republican candidate Bob Dole, far more Cuban Americans voted Democratic in the 1996 race than in any previous presidential election. Although this should not be interpreted as the beginnings of a traditional realignment of group interests around a different party, Cuban American voters in Florida were not nearly as at variance with other Latino voters in the casting of their ballots as has been evident in previous elections ( Seib 1996).

Second, the national political dialogue on immigration and welfare reform, as well as recent state initiatives that resulted in an "English as official language" amendment to the state constitution and an attempt (presently stalled) to get a "shadow" Proposition 187 initiative on the state ballot, has for the first time awakened many Cuban Americans to the extent to which changes in the structure of domestic policy, and changes in the substance and tone of the national political dialogue, threaten their status and security. Although issues particular to U.S. pol-

-211-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Awash in the Mainstream: Latino Politics in the 1996 Elections
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 283

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.