CHICAGO • Face it: Hillary Clinton was going to disappoint regardless of who she chose as her running mate.
In picking Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton let down those who were hoping she would make an appeal to Hispanics with a high-visibility leadership position.
Julio Ricardo Varela, political editor of the Futuro Media Group, lamented on Facebook: "All this talk about diversity and this being the year of the Latino vote, and we have all-white Democratic and Republican tickets."
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran for president in 2008, told The Dallas Morning News that Clinton should have picked a Hispanic running mate, and chalked up the lost opportunity to political calculus: "Trump has lost the Latino vote. That's what happened."