And I think it's interesting,Mitt Romney got 27 percent of the Latino vote. In the battleground states with exit, polling he got 32 percent. And in the battleground of battlegrounds, Ohio, he got 42 percent of the Latino votes. Now maybe that's a little bit of small sample and so forth and so on, but nonetheless the fact of the matter is that the more he was able to make these arguments about the economy and deficit and debt and the Affordable Care Act...
STEPHANOPOULOS: But don't you have to get certain things out of the way, then, doesn't the Republican Party have to pass immigration reform, seem to passing it avoid having the appearance that they're not welcoming?
ROVE: Republicans have to play a role in that, absolutely.
And, look, we have to -- it can't be solved just simply by that.
My former White House deputy, Rubin Boralis (ph) has taken the leadership of an effort in California to help recruit and elect Hispanic Republicans at the local level. Last fall they elected 100 Hispanic Republicans to school boards, new elections to school boards, city councils, local units of government. Their goal is to elect 300 this year. That's the kind of concerted effort that we need to make.
And we need to take our spokesmen, like Susana Martinez and Brian Sandoval, governors of New Mexico and Nevada and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and get them out there along with the rest of the party, communicating around the country.
It's amazing to me. In Texas, a Republican naturally campaigns everywhere in Texas, including Latino communities, African American communities, Anglo communities, rural, urban. but in other states that's just not normal. We need to make it normal
STEPHANOPOULOS: The other place that the Republican Party is going to seem more welcoming on social issues. Big week coming up this week on gay marriage, the Supreme Court is looking at two big cases. Interestingly before this, we saw Hillary Clinton come out this weekend and say that she was for gay marriage.
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HILLARY CLINTON, FRM. U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE: LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones. And they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship, that includes marriage. That's why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples.
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STEPHANOPOULOS: Donna Brazile, interestingly, her first message since stepping down as secretary of state.
BRAZILE: Absolutely. But you know it echoes something she said a few months ago at the UN, gay rights is human rights. This a big moment this week. Two big cases, Terry probably knows more about them than I do. A moment for the country to finally get on the right side of history. Dr. King said that the history of the world is long, but it always bends toward justice.
A moment to look at the proposition 8 in California and declare it unconstitutional. And repeal DOMA. These are two big cases and it's going to have a major impact on our...