Thursday, September 13, 2007
Whatever you may think about Sunday's presidential forum on the Spanish-language Univisión network -- and there were some things about it that I found dreadful -- it was the clearest evidence yet of a growing Hispanic clout that will revolutionize American politics. The debate among Democratic hopefuls averaged 2.2 million viewers -- an extraordinary audience for a debate that was broadcast in Spanish for an ethnic group that makes up 13 percent of the U.S. population. By comparison, the CNN-YouTube Democratic debate averaged 2.6 million viewers. Read the whole column here, and let us know whether you agree.