'Desperate Housewives' Star Eva Longoria Disses Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
Now that Desperate Housewives is wrapping, Eva Longoria has decided to spend much of her free time on the campaign for President Obama. Eva's the co-chair of his re-election campaign!
In fact, Eva wrote an op-ed piece for The Hollywood Reporter which outlined her views on presidential candidate Mitt Romney as it relates to the Latino community. She wrote, "Mitt Romney is on the wrong side of every issue that pertains to Latinos. He called SB 1070 a model law for the rest of the country. He tried to clarify, saying he meant a certain aspect of it, which shows his flip-flopping nature. Hispanics can stand to lose the most from his insistence on the Republicans' same failed economic policy. The Latino community needs to know what he stands for."
Eva also leveraged the op-ed to endorse the president and his efforts to support Hispanics in higher education. "What's important is what President Obama has done to help Hispanics in attaining higher education. There are now 150,000 more Pell grants available to Hispanic students."
As for the actress' own political aspirations? The activist prefers to not run for office. "Would I ever run for something?" she asked. "God, no. I have more power as a citizen. Once you become a politician, your hands are tied. I'd rather have a voice."