Dressed for a later dinner, President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy smile as they greet guests in the grand ballroom. A mariachi band plays behind them. Men and women, the latter wearing the bouffant hairstyles of the time, shake their hands.
"Pandering." According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to pander is to: "provide gratification for others' desires." So is that what John McCain and Barack Obama are doing with Hispanic voters?
With Hispanics being the nation's largest minority group, the general assumption among many political and social pundits is that they will align themselves with African-Americans to represent a potent political force on the local, state and national level.