Scott Fistler's "Cesar Chavez" Strategy

  • Aired:  06/09/14
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After losing two elections in a heavily Hispanic district, Republican candidate Scott Fistler rebrands himself as Cesar Chavez. (5:00)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE][AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN"]

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, LADIESAND GENTLEMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WELCOME TO "THE REPORT."

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

FOLKS AT HOME, IF YOU'VE NEVERBEEN TO THE SHOW LIVE, YOU'VE

GOT TO COME HERE TO THE STUDIOTO SEE THE SHOW IN PERSON,

BECAUSE WHAT YOU DON'T GET ATHOME IS THAT RIGHT NOW IN THIS

ROOM, THE AIR IS THICK WITH THEOPIATE OF LOVE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]AND I'M TAKING DEEP TOKES OFF

THESE PEOPLE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEINGHERE.

DON'T DO DRUGS.

NATION, THE MIDTERMS ARERAPIDLY APPROACHING, AND THINGS

LOOK GOOD FOR REPUBLICANS ACROSSTHE BOARD WITH ONE GLARING

EXCEPTION.

THE G.O.P. CONTINUES TO STRUGGLEWITH HISPANIC VOTERS

FOR SOME REASON THEY'RE NOTRALLYING TO THE G.O.P.'S MESSAGE

OF "LOOK, MARCO RUBIO!"

BUT THAT'S WHY IT'S MOREIMPORTANT THAN EVER TO REACH OUT

TO SUBURBAN FUTBOL MADRES ANDAVERAGE JOSE SEIS-PACKS.

BUT A NEW STRATEGY HAS BEENPIONEERED BY ARIZONA REPUBLICAN

SCOTT FISTLER, SEEN HEREPHOTOBOMBING A PICTURE OF A MAP

AFTER...

[LAUGHTER]AFTER LOSING TWO RACES IN A

HEAVILY HISPANIC COMMUNITY.

HE HAS FOUND A WAY TO GET HISNAME OUT THERE.

GET ANOTHER NAME OUT THERE.

>> CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING ACANDIDATE SEEKING OFFICE HERE IN

ARIZONA. SCOTT FISTLER HASLEGALLY CHANGED HIS NAME TO

CESAR CHAVEZ.

>> Stephen: ADIOS, SCOTTFISTLER.

HOLA, CESAR CHAVEZ.

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY, IF YOUCAN'T BEAT 'EM, PRETEND YOU

JOINED 'EM.

NOW, IF CESAR CHAVEZ STRIKES ACORD WITH MY HISPANIC VIEWER,

IT'S BECAUSE IT IS ALSO THE NAMEOF THE FOUNDER OF THE UNITED

FARM WORKERS WHO POPULARIZED THESLOGAN, "SI SE PUEDA," WHICH

MEANS "YES, WE, CAN," ALTHOUGH IF HE WERE ALIVE TODAY, CHAVEZ

MIGHT BE SAYING, "OH, NO HEDIDN'T."

BUT THIS ISN'T MERELY POLITICALPANDERING, FOLKS, THIS CHANGE

WAS A LONG TIME COMING.

AS THE POLITICIAN FORMALLY KNOWNAS FISTLER EXPLAINED, HE

EXPERIENCED MANY HARDSHIPSBECAUSE OF HIS NAME.

I DON'T SEE WHY.

I MEAN, FISTLER, THAT'S A GREATNAME FOR A LEADER.

IT SOUNDS LIKE HE'S THE HITLEROF FISTING.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]HEIL FISTLER.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]HEIL FISTLER.

[LAUGHTER]SO FISTLER JUST WANTED TO CHANGE

IT TO SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE APOPULAR NAME WITH VOTERS.

SO I THINK IT SHOWED GREATRESTRAINT THAT HE DIDN'T JUST GO

WITH CHERRY GARCIA.

[LAUGHTER]BUT CESAR CHAVEZ'S CAMPAIGN

ISN'T JUST ABOUT A CONFUSINGNAME.

IT'S ALSO ABOUT A CONFUSING WEBSITE.

>> ON HIS CAMPAIGN WEB SITE,CHAVEZ FEATURES IMAGES OF CROWDS

OF PEOPLE HOLDING CHAVEZ SIGNSAND WEARING T-SHIRTS, BUT THE

PICTURES ARE ACTUALLY FROM ARALLY FROM THE LATE VENEZUELAN

PRESIDENT PRESIDENT HUGOCHAVEZ.

>> Stephen: OH, OH, OH.

SO ALL HISPANIC RALLIES LOOKALIKE?

THAT IS RACIST.

UNFORTUNATELY THE WEBSITE ISUNCLEAR ABOUT HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

TO THE CAMPAIGN.

DO I USE THIS "DONATE NOW"BUTTON UP HERE AT THE TOP, OR

ONE OF THESE NINE "DONATE NOW"BUTTONS DOWN HERE.

I MEAN, IT MAKES SENSE.

YOU NEED ONE BUTTON FOR EACHCANDIDATE HE'S PRETENDING TO BE.

[LAUGHTER]FOLKS, SENOR CHAVEZ'S STRATEGY

SHOWS HOW REPUBLICANS CAN WINTHE WHITE HOUSE IN 2016.

JUST FIELD A SLATE OF MINORITYCANDIDATES.

THERE'S LOTS OF CHOICES.

THERE'S PANCHO VILLA, MARTINLUTHER KING, MAHATMA GANDHI,

AUNG SAN SUU KYI, HARRIETTUBMAN, SITTING BULL.

OH, SITTING BULL'S GOT A REALCHANCE, WELL, UNLESS HILLARY

CLINTON DECIDES TO RUN.

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