By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Aug 30, 2012 08:58 AM EDT
Susana Martinez's speech on Wednesday tugged for the Latino votes at the Republican National Convention 2012 in Tampa. The New Mexico governor spoke a few words in Spanish and shared personal testimonies of her upbringing and her family's hope in the American dream. However, Univision anchor, Jorge Ramos felt Susana Martinez's speech for the Latino votes would not be enough to move citizens on election day.
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"I think Republicans have a real, real challenge trying to get Latinos. Because just a few words in Spanish from Susana Martinez over principle is not enough," Ramos said on ABC. "[I]if they insist on talking about immigration, they're going to lose even more of the Hispanic vote," he also said.
Ramos suggest that Susana Martinez and GOP candidate, Mitt Romney, must hone into a different issue to avoid the controversy of immigration and risk losing Latino votes.
"So they really have to insist on economics because if they insist on immigration, they're really going to lose the Hispanic vote," Ramos said of Republicans.
"I think he [Romney] has to avoid immigration. If he says the word 'self-deportation,' that's it for him," Ramos said regarding Mitt Romney's future convention address.
Mexican-America, Martinez, made headlines earlier in the year for a comment she made that questioned Romney's proposal that illegal immigrants would "self-deport," the Wall Street Journal reported.
However, at the RNC, Martinez and Romney seemed to have cleared up the issue.
"In many ways, Mitt Romney and I are very different," Gov. Martinez said in her speech. "But we've each shared in the promise of America."
WATCH Susana Martinez's speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 & Jorge Ramos comment on Gov. Martinez's speech.
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