A man named Salvador, who has a successful career and lives in Wichita, Texas, was one of NBC News’ Brian Williams’ interviewees. He was born in Mexico and moved to the United States 21 years ago.
When asked why he voted for the president, Williams was surprised to learn that he, in fact, did not. Salvador had supported Mitt Romney. He did, however, offer his take on why he believed so many Hispanics did vote for President Obama.
“Unfortunately the majority of the Mexican people that come over to the United States, they’re already marginalized in their own country,” Salvador told Williams. “They don’t have very much education and they believe that the government is the only source of wealth. It is a tragedy, because all their potential, all their gifts, are just totally shut down. They cannot produce. If I would have listened to the Democratic Party when I came into this country, I would not be where I am today… They treat you as a lower class. They make you believe that they can provide things for you. But, in the end, you give your dignity to them instead of keeping it.”