'Mexican Mitt' Rips Romney on Twitter

He parodies ex-governor's push for Latino vote
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2012 2:00 AM CST
'Mexican Mitt' Rips Romney on Twitter
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

As Mitt Romney battles for Latino support, a new Twitter account has popped up to parody his efforts. User @MexicanMitt launched the feed by tweeting, "Corporations are peoples, my amigos!" The account appeared yesterday, following the real Romney's comment this weekend that his father was born in Mexico. Since then, the feed has combined an array of Mexican stereotypes with political commentary. "You know you can tell I am Mexican?” @MexicanMitt asks. “Because I take the Americans jobs!”

The account has also targeted Romney's opponents. "Niut Gringorich, shut up about my business practices—you sound like a pinche OCCUPY HIPPIE!!" It added that "Carolina es mi otra esposa," or "Carolina is my other wife." The Latino vote could be key for primary victories in states like Florida and Nevada, ABC News notes, but Romney has prompted some anger by opposing the Dream Act. Meanwhile, @MexicanMitt has garnered more than 1,800 followers. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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