From Eric Dondero:
A new Fox poll shows Romney lagging behind with Latinos. Naturally, all eyes are turned to Marco Rubio. But there are at least three other solid Hispanic Republican contenders for the VP spot: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño.
He's featured at TheHill today, "GOP strategists: Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno is a sleeper vice presidential pick." Of particular interest for fiscal conservatives and libertarians:
Fortuño seems to fit a lot of the criteria for the vice presidential spot —he would attract Hispanics, he’s young, energetic, considered a fiscal conservative, with experience in both Congress and as a governor.Editor's comment - With budgetary credentials like that, the "libertario" label fits the PR Gobernador like a guante.
As governor of Puerto Rico, Fortuño turned the territory’s economy around by lowering the corporate tax rate from 41 percent to 30 percent and making similar cuts to individual tax rates. Since Fortuno took office, Puerto Rico’s deficit has shrunk from $3.3 billion to about $600 million.
He attributes the territory’s dramatic debt reduction under his watch to serious cuts: “These are not Washington cuts….Puerto Rico’s fiscal and economic operation was by far the worst in the country.”
Creditos por los fotos - ElNuevoHerald.com y elnuevodia.com