Scandal: Sen. Marco Rubio’s mispronunciation of Chipotle might cost him

…[T]here’s no question that presidential candidate Marco Rubio mispronounces the name of the Mexican food franchise.

More at Twitchy.


I don’t know to pronounce it either (other than by guessing and going by how it is spelled), but then again I do not have Spanish-speaking parents.

And I have never set foot in one of their stores (if they even exist in Canada — I have never seen one in Victoria).

  • Dana Garcia

    Rubio is Cuban, not Mexican. Well paid Republican consultants see him and think hispanic votes!

    But most of the spanish speakers in the US are Mexicans and wouldn’t necessarily see him as part of the tribe. It would be interesting for somebody to do some polling on this topic.

    • Frau Katze

      But don’t they peak Spanish in Cuba?

      Different dialect I guess, plus he’s likely 100% Spanish descent unlike many of the Mexicans who are mestizos or full-blood natives in some cases.

    • mauser 98

      and both parents were Cuban citizens at time of Marco’s birth….. ahemm

      • Minicapt

        Check the rules, he’s “natural born”; his parents were legal immigrants, his place of birth on US ‘home soil’.

        Cheers

        • mauser 98

          …letting Rubio, Cruz off the hook lets Barry skate free
          …..and that is the plan, GOP is complicit
          a “natural born Citizen” was created by
          someone first becoming a member of the United States (a U.S. citizen) by
          birth on its soil to a mother and father who were U.S. citizens or if
          not so born then through naturalization, and then joining with another
          similarly created U.S. citizen to procreate a child on U.S. soil. The
          product of that union would be an Article II “natural born Citizen.”

          “a President must be a second generation
          American citizen by both U.S. citizen parents. A Senator or
          Representative can be a first generation American citizen by
          naturalization or birth. It is the extra generation carried by a
          President which assures the American people that he/she is born with
          attachment and allegiance only to the United States.”
          http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html
          https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/

          • Minicapt

            George Washington was an Englishman. As was Thomas Jefferson.

            Cheers

          • mauser 98

            yes no one was natural born before 1776
            rule applied after

            “a strong check against foreign influence on the persons in the future who would be President and Commander of the military”

            https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/

          • Minicapt

            1. Martin Van Buren was the first American-born President.
            2. Always suspect a retired Naval person.

            Cheers

          • mauser 98

            others have been suspect…Chester Arthur
            ..ein prosit

        • mauser 98

          “Marco Rubio was born a Cuban Citizen via his parents. UPDATE 27 May 2011:
          See PDF copy of the Sep 1975 Petition for Naturalization
          for Mario Rubio, father of Senator Marco Rubio. Marco was born in May 1971, more
          than 4 years before his father Mario elected to become a
          U.S. Citizen and renounced his Cuban citizenship in Nov 1975”

          https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/

        • mauser 98

          then again maybe he is natural born
          yikes!

        • mauser 98

          …and my favourite
          S.Res. 511 (110th): A resolution recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen.
          The statement includes two references to “Americans” as parents or “American citizens” as parents.
          S.Res. 511 signed by Barack Hussein Obama & Hillary Rodham Clinton

          https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/sres511
          http://www.wnd.com/2011/04/292901/

  • ntt1

    Chipotle or whatever …remember hot countries rely on heavy spicing to cover the taint of spoiled meat.

    • Millie_Woods

      Chipotle. It sounds better than ‘the squirts’.

  • Gaylord Ponce

    Chipotle is just another crappy Tex-Mex restaurant.l

  • BillyHW

    This is unforgivable. I heard he also drank water awkwardly once.

    When oh when are we going to have another solid candidate like Bob Dole who doesn’t screw up like this?

    • winniec

      He had an awkward moment once…just to see what it was like.
      Oh, sorry, wrong guy.

      • Clink9

        That was me!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If this is the worst they can dig up against Rubio, his candidacy is in good shape.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Unfortunately, this is precisely the sort of trivial inanity that sticks in the minds of lowfo voters…..which is to say, the majority of voters.

    • ntt1

      Meanwhile Hildebeast’s acceptance of hostile foreign money into the Clinton trust and the money transfer timing’s strange alignment with policy changes have yet to be reported on, Rubio’s minor mispronunciation just outshines all that.

      • Uncle_Waspy

        Maybe Hillary is in the early stages of dementia. Or maybe she’s calculated (correctly) that she doesn’t even need to try to hide or spin the dirty deeds because the average voter has the attention span of a goldfish and isn’t interested in anything that doesn’t involve sex, racism, or UVirginia style manufactured outrage.

        • ntt1

          All true, and I wouldn’t really care except we live next to leviathan. They elected a muslim Manchurian candidate because he was acceptably black now they will elect a senile old squeeze of Saul Alinsky himself, because she is acceptably female. Its death throes will be horrible to watch and we will end up as collateral damage.

    • Millie_Woods

      Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mispronounce ‘chipotle’. Or misspell ‘potato.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/frenzy/quayle3.htm

      • Frau Katze

        LOL!

  • winniec

    Chapultapec is a famous area in Mexico City. Chaputapec…chipotle…whatever.

  • SMC_BC
    • Frau Katze

      Thank you. Not that I care for that type of food anyway.

  • mauser 98

    if a Republican had the baggage and criminal history of ol’ Hill the media would have hung,drawn and quartered them years ago.
    more proof media is in tank for Hill and Democrats
    ‘ would never vote for amnesty turncoat Rubio anyway
    Trey Gowdy for POTUS

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Now that they mention it, I guess there are people in the world that have no idea how to say that word.
    French words screw me up bad, but that’s a language we never hear.

  • Brett_McS

    This from a country where the majority of people say “newquelar”.

    • mauser 98

      and this country has produced

  • Joy Freiheit

    From the vantage point of over here in Australia, the view is shocking! This matter of pronunciation matters less than his policies, but people are getting so “hot and bothered” over it? I hoped the article was a joke but … no. Too bad about America. Now that “identity politics” has replaced real assessment of policy and character, USA is doomed. The trouble with “democracy” is that the nation usually gets the leaders it wants / deserves. A king, or other autocrat, may be better or worse than those ruled, but an electorate will choose a bad leader, if too many of the actual voters have poor character or low intellect. Due to our excellent Constitution, we Aussies can VERY easily depose a leader that is so bad as that. We did it a few times already, in the years that you have been under Obama’s rule. If all else fails, we can get a “double dissolution”; both upper AND lower houses face a fresh election, called by the Governor-General, who represents our Queen. It’s far better than having civil “unrest” or a bloody full scale civil war, like we have seen in USA. Our “compulsory” voting rule also stops people from avoiding the voting process due to feeling that they are too “spiritual” to be involved in such worldly matters. It helps keep our elections truly representative of the electorate, though of course we suffer poor leaders too, if too many voters are stupid, evil or misinformed. Even our worst has not been as bad as Obama, thank God!