These past two years have been quite the odyssey for Latino registered voters. First, they marched down Broadways across the nation---in LA they were half a million strong, like Woodstock---on behalf of eased immigration status. Then they poured their hopes into the fickle figure of Hillary Clinton---who alienated the progressive wing of the Democratic party the longer she contended for her party's nomination, and who had no real connection to Latino politics at all, other than the fact that she was not Barack Obama.
Now, Latinos are wondering where all the Latino faces are in Obama's emerging cabinet. They may also ask themselves whether or not the president-elect has a right to keep them dangling a bit longer. The nominees will come; but first their first-choice candidate, Hillary, has to make up her mind about whether she and Bill want to be inside the administration these next four years, or outside of it.