A Sleeping Giant?
It remains to be seen whether or not we are witnessing the beginning of a large-scale Hispanic political force in this country; for one thing, it's always easier to organize protests than build a movement. For another, Hispanic voter turnout has always been historically low and those with the greatest stake in this debate, illegal aliens, can't vote at all. Having said that, I was very impressed with the latest round of demonstrations, particularly with the leadership and keen eye for public relations shown by LULAC. For some pictures and commentary on the Washington, DC march by our good friends at AmericaBlog, click here. For some pictures from the Philadelphia rally courtesy of our good friends at Atrios, click here.