Tantaros: Hillary Stop at Chipotle an Appeal to Latino Voters

Andrea Tantaros, the low-rent Ann Coulter impersonator at Fox News, thinks that Hillary Clinton stopped at a Chipotle in Iowa because she’s afraid of Marco Rubio and needs to appeal to Latino voters. As a buddy of mine said, this would be like trying to appeal to Maine voters by going to Red Lobster, or to win over New Yorkers by eating at Pizza Hut.

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  • tbp1

    I could be wrong, but I suspect Marco Rubio will have very little to appeal to Latino voters beyond the geriatric Cuban emigres. The Cuban hardliners have never had much in common with other Hispanics in the US. Even younger Cubans are abandoning the rigid positions of their parents’ generation.

    Whatever her motivations for eating at Chipotle (and couldn’t she just like it?), I doubt fear of Rubio was one of them.

  • http://www.electricminstrel.com Brett McCoy

    Guess what? Non-Hispanics like Chipotle also

  • doublereed

    To be fair to Tantaros (much fairer than she would ever be with me), it sounded to me like just a stupid joke.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Maybe Clinton was trying to capture the ever-fickle Cruz vote!

  • cjcolucci

    The only Latinos I ever see at Chipotle are behind the counter.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    tbp1 @ # 1: … Marco Rubio will have very little to appeal to Latino voters beyond the geriatric Cuban emigres.

    To be fair, Rubio did support a (corporate-compliant but not xenophobic) immigration reform plan, before he was against it. That hurt him with the teabaggers more than it helped him with Latinos, even in Florida, but a few voters might rely on that to rationalize their Rubiophilia at some point.

  • roggg

    That’s fucking hilarious. What next…Taco Bell?

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I’m pretty sure Clinton will destroy any Republican nominee when it comes to Latino voters without even trying. And when that happens, Fox will inform us that Clinton failed to get a majority of Real Americans (i.e. white male Christians) and thus didn’t really win. Then we’ll have the usual muted discussion about how Republicans can win Real Americans but not Those People, and they’ll answer it by invoking negative ethnic stereotypes (Latinos just want to pop out anchor babies and get on welfare), thus demonstrating exactly why without even knowing it.

    Tantaros couldn’t even pronounce Chipotle’s name correctly, which is kinda symbolic of the whole issue.

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    Oooh, Mrs Fancy-Pants with her Chipotle!

  • Saad: Openly Feminist Gamer

    Ah yes, the chain American restaurant Chipotle. A hot button issue for Latino voters.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    You’re all missing the real story; Chipotle, like the rest of Mexico, is a hive of ISIS activity.*

     

    * Unlike FoxNews, which is a hive of dumb and villainy.

  • petemoulton

    Pierce @ #4: “Maybe Clinton was trying to capture the ever-fickle Cruz vote!”

    I doubt it. If she were after Cruz’ dozen supporters, she’d have stopped somewhere else for some poutine.

  • Michael Heath

    The Drudge Report recently linked to a story trashing Hillary for not tipping the help at a restaurant. It was the type of joint that uses a tip jar.

  • kenn

    Yes, she’s trying desperately to appeal to Latino voters.

    In Iowa. The population in Iowa is five percent Latino.

  • blf

    Hillary’s flawless Chipotle choice: how campaign meals can make or break a politician’s image:

    Hillary Clinton’s visit to Chipotle was a masterly move. She was captured on security cameras this week queueing incognito for a perfectly sensible and easy-to-eat combination of chicken, rice and guacamole.

    It was a lesson in how to do food if you’re a politician: queue for it yourself, order something delicious but not deep-fried and avoid unflattering or ridiculous photographs as you devour it. …

    For a start, Clinton reportedly went incognito. This was seemingly not a trip for the cameras, but the thing those photo opportunities never sensibly recreate: an ordinary woman having an ordinary bite to eat.

    That may be why the presidential candidate’s food stop-off went so well. But while her choice of food — rice, beans, grilled chicken, guacamole, salsa, sour cream — doesn’t appear to have been stage-managed, it is politically pretty smart: a healthy-ish choice, not impossible to eat, involving the king of all ingredients, the avocado. …

  • caseloweraz

    It seems to me that if she’s been looking to pick up Marco Rubio’s supporters, she would have eaten at Tony Roma’s, the 280-unit franchise based in Miami. Just sayin’.

    Of course, the menu offerings would be different and there might not be any Tony Romas in Iowa. But that’s just logistics. Tantaros is talking about symbolism — which trumps everything, amirite?

  • busterggi

    I wonder who REpublicans are trying to appeal to when they stop at country fairs & eat corn-dogs?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    petemoulton @ # 12: If she were after Cruz’ dozen supporters, she’d have stopped somewhere else for some poutine.

    The day she orders that, expect The Drudge Report and its multiple echoes to light up with “explanations” of her sending secret surrender signals to the prime minister of Russia.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I wonder who Republicans are trying to appeal to when they stop at country fairs & eat corn-dogs?

    Am I the only one who remembers when Bush Jr. held a $2000 a plate fundraiser at which they served hotdogs? The hotdogs clearly showed his solidarity with the little people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001161207387 tomcoward

    “this would be like trying to appeal to Maine voters by going to Red Lobster”

    Lots of luck finding a Red Lobster here in Maine. They all went out of business years ago. We get ours right off the boat.

  • felidae

    It seems there is some kind of contest between Tantaros and the Doocys as to who can make the most stupid comments–Tantaros is outnumbered by two-to-one but she seems to be keeping competitive

  • David Empey

    “Lots of luck finding a Red Lobster here in Maine. ”

    I think that was his point.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    Can we just all agree that it is a lucky thing for Tantaros and her seeming case of Tourette’s that Hillary did not eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000263140906 Donovan

    You know who else liked Chipotle? Hitler. Just sayin’