Government & Politics Samuel Rodriguez will not solve the GOP’s Latino problem By Mark Silk | November 12, 2012 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Government & Politics Subscribe to Government & Politics NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS) As the children of Newtown returned to elementary school on Thursday for the first time since last month’s deadly shooting spree, they and their parents were greeted by support counselors, teachers and a team of four-legged pastors called "comfort dogs.'' By Solange De Santis. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here. With Republican Beltwaydom now agreeing that something must be done to bring Hispanics into the GOP tent, eyes have turned to Rev. Samuel Rodriguez as the Great Brown Hope. I fear the hope is misplaced.