Kaine’s message was lost to all who speak English
On July 22, Hillary Clinton introduced her choice for vice president of the United States. I had watched as much of the Republican National Convention as I could, and my plan was to watch as much of the Democratic Convention as possible. What a disappointment.
Little did I realize that it was going to be necessary for me to go back to school to learn how to speak and understand Spanish. I didn’t even know what Sen. Tim Kaine was saying. I thought it was settled that we were not going to be a two-language country. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have no disagreement with people speaking a different language and I am certainly not bigoted or racist. But the question becomes: Why should I want to listen to someone presumably speaking to me in a language I don’t know or understand? Perhaps Kaine was just showing off his prowess in another language.
I also feel sorry for all those Americans who chose to learn a different language (other than Spanish) when they were getting their education. They would not be able to understand what he was saying, either. I wonder if Clinton understood what he was saying? I guarantee that I will no longer listen to the senator when I find it impossible to understand what message he is trying to convey.
Is this only an attempt to get or grow the Spanish vote for the Democratic Party? Well, I hope that the rest of us get the message somehow. Thanks to Clinton for again throwing confusion and ambiguity into the mix.