Should Eva Longoria Step Down from the President’s Campaign for Offensive Retweets?

Some people, even on the Democratic side, have suggested actress and co-chair of the Obama campaign, Eva Longoria, should step down after retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican candidates.

Everybody has been all a twitter recently about a couple of tweets, or to be exact, retweets, by actress Eva Longoria. Since she is co-chair of the president’s campaign, there are people who believe retweeting offensive tweets about the Republican presidential candidates was not a smart move. These were retweeted during the presidential debate on Tuesday and the vice presidential debate last week – the full text of which can be found on The Huffington Post.

At first Longoria tried the Anthony Weiner defense. She insinuated that her twitter account was randomly retweeting on its own. However, she has since come out and apologized if her retweet about Gov. Mitt Romney was offensive to anyone. The tweet, in part, called minorities and women “stupid” if they vote for Romney.

Conservative groups have come out strongly against Longoria, but there are some on the Democratic side who have been critical as well. The Huffington Post reports that the progressive blog Latino Rebels called the retweet about Romney “vulgar.”  It reportedly said, “There are better ways to behave when you are officially working on a campaign, and unfortunately, Longoria’s social media blunders are not the way you do it.”

So what do you think? Should Longoria step down from the campaign or is it just something to be expected in the heat of a campaign?

Evelyn Smith October 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Congrats straight A student! I am sure you are perfect too! Obama lowered the student loan rate the first year in office!
Tammy Osier October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM
So, David, the republicans started it and both parties have held firm on it? Yeah. We're safe.
Evelyn Smith October 21, 2012 at 12:48 AM
You are speaking of federal loans, yes they are 6.6%. My children have personal student loans at a rate of 5.0% which Obama lowered David and Tammy. They did not apply for federal loans because there are better rates by other loan companies. I am speaking of those companies! The republican started to deter people from getting a student loan from the federal government. The republican didn't help, if you read the latest federal loan policies you wouldn't let you child sign his or her name. So college students are not safe when signing there names to a federal student loan
Karsten Torch October 23, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Wow. And somehow, magically, we never heard about this in the news. Just that he wanted to hit Obama. Yep, good old down the middle news outlets....
Karsten Torch October 23, 2012 at 09:48 PM
David, you should know better. Obama should get all the credit for this! How dare you bring Bush into it. I mean, regardless if that's actually the case or not...


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