When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
Filipinos comprise the second largest group of Asian immigrants in the United States, second only to the Chinese. Yet, despite their numbers, Filipino-Americans haven't achieved much success in the halls of political power.