Here at the National LULAC Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where this will get decided. Just being here on the island and talking to regular folks, this is a very emotional issue. It cuts hard three ways. Some want statehood; others independence, and others, the status quo which is commonwealth status with sizeable numbers in each category.
It's not looking good for President Domingo Garcia. If he loses the election, this will definitely be a game changer. We'll see what happens at Saturday's business meeting. Whatever happens, I sense that this dynamic will be playing out for a long time, not just within LULAC, but for folks on island, as well. More to come.