Photos: Craig Romney targets Colorado Latinos as dad Mitt prepares for debates

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Speakers at the event also focused on the talking points of unemployment and the deficit, often repeating the refrain that the campaign is strongly emphasizing now as the Democratic National Convention is underway in Charlotte: Americans, and especially Latino residents in Colorado, are not better off than they were four years ago.

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Craig Romney, right.
Giuliana Day, a supporter in attendance from Aurora, told Westword that she is going to vote for Romney because of his support of small businesses -- and she's sick of the "war on women" claims from Democrats.

"It's very sad to hear this administration is focusing on abortion and paying...for birth control pills," said Day, 42, who was born in Peru and is looking to start an import-export business. "It's insulting. It's really insulting."

She added of the Obama administration, "They've been overwhelming businesses with taxes and regulations. It's almost impossible."

Is she confident Latino voters are going to come out for Romney?

"The message resonates very well.... I've been talking to friends and relatives and they want to find jobs," she said. "I'm very confident. Latinos tend to be very pragmatic."

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Romney supporter Giuliana Day
In a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo survey, nearly 65 percent of Latino voters polled said they plan to vote for Obama in November, compared to about 30 percent for Romney.

State GOP Chairman Ryan Call, who recently expressed to us his confidence that women voters in the state will support Romney, told us yesterday that, for similar reasons, he thinks Latino voters will end up backing the Republican candidate

"It is important and I'm encouraged," said Call, who has said Romney is gaining support from Colorado Hispanics -- a claim some have questioned. "The issues that are important to the Hispanic community are the same issues that are important to all Americans and all Coloradans.... It's a great community. These are hardworking, faithful people who care about wanting to make a better life for their children, that want to help build and grow their business. They want to work hard."

Is Call concerned that Romney is off of the campaign trail to prepare for the debates and is relying on VP candidate Paul Ryan and other surrogates?

"His campaign operation, as you can see, is full steam ahead," he said. "He's got terrific, great representatives and surrogates that are out there making that case.... There's going to be a sustained effort."

Call, who went to Tampa last week, added, "The convention has given a wealth of material for people to be able to go to online. I was watching it last night on YouTube and on Hulu. It's great for folks to be able to go back and actually listen to [Mitt Romney's] own words and listen to these great testimonials by people who worked with him."

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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

" Dad , I lived in a tanning bed for a week & had my hair darkened .

I went over and over the script . Bought the chihuahua you cleverly wanted named , 'Amigo' ,

and carried him with me up to the  podium . " 

Uh , you said the Mexicans wouldn't know the difference .....

" I believed they did ... "

" DAMN ROSETTA STONE !!! "

As reported on TMZ , by a waiter

overhearing the Gov and his son

during a recent meal ...

Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan

Romney is STUDYING for the debates? That's scary! How long has he been campaigning?

Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan

Romney is STUDYING for the debates? That's scary! How long has he been campaigning?

Armando Provencio
Armando Provencio

I always like this time of election season when the Republicans come out and acknowledge our existence!

Karlos Dainger
Karlos Dainger

there's like 10 people in that room.LoL.no bueno

Anita Bañuelos
Anita Bañuelos

Just because he can speak Spanish doesn't mean he understand the Latino Culture. We are not simple minded and to believe for one second that speaking Spanish would get his daddy votes. I take that as an insult.

Anita Bañuelos
Anita Bañuelos

Just because he can speak Spanish doesn't mean he understand the Latino Culture. We are not simple minded and to believe for one second that speaking Spanish would get his daddy votes. I take that as an insult.

Clifford Goose Adams
Clifford Goose Adams

Why would having a son who speaks Spanish help win Latino votes? Are you implying that Latino's are so simple that they will ignore Mitt's policies and record and vote for him because Craig told them to in their native language?

BackOffImStarving
BackOffImStarving topcommenter

Yes, because I'd rather hear about his lame family sawing wood in the name of Joseph Smith than about foreign and domestic policy.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

His visit serves as a token for all "the little brown ones" too politically naive to know the harm Republicans have done to this country and seek to do to immigrants.

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