On behalf of the Hoboken Republicans and the Hudson County Young Republicans, I am writing to encourage your readers to become well-informed citizens before the November 4th. Presidential Election. On a local level, one might believe Hudson County residents do not have any significant say in deciding New Jersey's 15 electoral votes, but we strongly disagree. According to the most recent statistics on the Census Bureau's website, Hudson County has the 5th largest amount of residents, trailing only Bergen, Middlesex, Essex and Monmouth Counties, respectively. For many years, the Democrat Party has maintained a stranglehold on this county's political position. Unquestionably, local leaders will feel the pressure to support Senator Barack Obama from not only high-ranking officials in the Democrat Party in Trenton but from Howard Dean at the DNC in Washington.
While it may be easier to reach out to Latino/Hispanic residents in Hudson County, I am writing to all residents to vote for the candidate who unquestionably has a proven track record for change in the nation's capital. Senator John McCain has demonstrated he has obtained the necessary experience and has provided the solid leadership required to lead this country as not only Commander-In-Chief but as the leader of the free world. Unfortunately, it is impossible to expect the mainstream media to provide any sort of accurate reporting concerning the two candidates running for President. With such a strong Hispanic/Latino population in Hudson County, it represents a reflection of the landscape on a national basis.
As the son of two hard-working immigrants, I have seen firsthand the opportunities bestowed to my parents and as a First-Generation American, I have learned what a strong work ethic, respect for the rule of law and a love for democracy represents. The Democrat Party has claimed for many years it is the party who has the best interests in mind concerning the Hispanic/Latino population. This could not be any further from the truth. The Republican Party have been advocates for smaller government, a strong national defense and proven strategies to boost the economic climate in this country. Senator McCain embodies these principles. He has been campaigning on making the tax cuts permanent, finding solutions for energy independence and maintaining the strength of our national security. I implore the residents of Hudson County to examine the positions of Senator Obama, and they will soon realize it is the wrong choice for America. Raising taxes, increasing the size of government and a relaxed foreign policy will doom the United States. We cannot entrust the most important office in the land to an individual with questionable personal ties and even more questionable positions on issues, which affect us all.
Fernando Uribe Jr.
Chairman-Hudson County Young Republicans