Hispanic conservatives praise Rubio’s Spanish-language SOTU response



Sen. Marco Rubio is earning rave reviews from Hispanic conservatives for delivering the GOP response to the State of the Union address in Spanish.

Marco Rubio delivering the response in both English and perfect Spanish…pure amazing…take a look into the future!!!

— Melanie Vasquez (@mvasquez2488) February 13, 2013

@heidil_rn in Spanish I would say “¡Rubio estaba encendido!”

— Cuban Conservative (@BornOn1776) February 13, 2013

Rubio’s Spanish address even better. Slightly different. Even mentions single moms. Very touching. #GOPResponse

— A. J. Delgado (@missADelgado) February 13, 2013

This is so surreal/freaky to watch!!! I LOVE hearing a SOTU in Spanish. Wow. Proud moment for Latinos. #Rubio youtube.com/watch?v=lDttcK…

— A. J. Delgado (@missADelgado) February 13, 2013

My boy Rubio killed it! I’m so proud! English and Spanish was a hit!

— Brittney Morrett (@bmorrett) February 13, 2013

That the post #RubioResponse reaction centers around The Sip is a good sign. Rubio went around Spanish MSM and smashed #SOTU

— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) February 13, 2013

Many liberal Hispanics aren’t nearly as impressed:

…no Marco Rubio, saying the same rhetoric in Spanish will not get you my Latina vote.

— liz sánchez (@sanchonyc) February 13, 2013

@hamishmckenzie – said my hispanic friend tonight: Marco Rubio in English or Spanish is still Marco Rubio. We dont like him in any language.

— Michael Thomas (@michaelannthoma) February 13, 2013

and don’t think Marco Rubio sounded much better in Spanish because he did not, right-wing Cubans didn’t understand a thing. #tcot #gop #p2

— Mariano(@art2u2) February 13, 2013

But least one appreciates the effort:

Biggest difference between Rubio Spanish speech and typical GOP message? He didn’t talk down to us.

— Grace Lidia Suarez (@gracels) February 13, 2013