From Politico's report on the Nevada primary, which Clinton apparently won narrowly:
"The results reflected the key demographic realities that are coming to define the primary contest, according to early exit polls and observations. Exit polls showed 65 percent of Hispanic voters supported Clinton, while 83 percent of the state’s smaller number of African American voters largely backed Obama."
That reminds me of a classroom dialog sent me by a high school teacher in a lower Midwest high school where almost all the students are Hispanic. He swears it is true:
it is true:
Teacher: "Now I'm going to teach you how to remember how to multiply positive and negative numbers. Think of it like this. Imagine that positive numbers are good and negative numbers are bad. So, when good things happen to good people that's ..."
Students: [Blank stares and silence]
Teacher [Encouragingly]: --"That's good! [Pausing to regroup] So, good things happening to good people is good is like a positive number multiplied by a positive number is a" -- shorter pause this time, not waiting for any response -- "a positive number!"
Students: [Blank stares]
Teacher: "And when bad things happen to good people, that's … bad. So, that's like a negative number times a positive number is a negative number."
Teacher: "And when good things happen to bad people, that's … Anybody?"
Several Students: "That's good!"
Teacher [Puzzled]: "Well ... if a criminal gets away, is that good?"
Teacher: "Okay, I mean if a terrorist drives over a little kid with his car and doesn't stop and drags him screaming down the street until he falls off dead, and the next day he wins the Lottery, is that good?"
Various Students: "Yes." "Of course." "Sure" "Well, duh."
Student: "I mean, it's The Lottery."
Student Named Yesenia: ""Mr. X, Mr. X! I have a question."
Teacher: "Yes, what is it?"
Yesenia: "Who is Son of Aladdin? Why are they always looking for him in a cave?"
Yesenia: "What's so bad about Son of Aladdin? Why are they trying to catch him?
Teacher: "Oh, you mean … Osama bin Laden?"
Yesenia: "Yeah, Son of Aladdin."
Teacher: "He's a terrorist."
Teacher: "But don't confuse Osama with Obama."
Yesenia: "Who's that?"
Teacher: "Barack Obama. He's running for President. The African-American candidate."
Teacher: "You know, the black guy?"
Yesenia [Eyes widening]: "He's black?"
Yesenia: "And he's running for President?"
Teacher: "Yes."Yesenia: [With wide-eyed alarm:] "That's bad."