Fortuño Ignores Romney’s English Only Positions, Discusses Immigration Problem and Status Instead

Mar 16, 2012
6:48 pm

On a day when Mitt Romney issued An Open Letter to Puerto Ricans in both languages, pro-statehood and Republican Puerto Rican governor Luis Fortuño appeared on CNN with Soledad O'Brien to discuss Romney's positions.

Fortuño, who publicly endorsed Romney in Florida last month, but then privately met with Rick Santorum in San Juan this week, deflected a very direct question by O'Brien about Romney's English Only positions, which are similar to that of Santorum's.

Instead, the Puerto Rican governor discussed the growing illegal immigration problem in the Caribbean (a problem), Romney's belief in jobs for Puerto Rico (we want our handouts too!), Romney's support for Puerto Rico's upcoming plebiscite vote on political status and "winning the hearts and minds" of Latino voters. In other words, except for the Caribbean immigration issue, an alternative Fortuño universe.