Romney Has Hispanic Problem
Mitt Romney, the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party, like most other Republicans has rejected the Dream Act. The Act would have helped pave the way for some children of illegal immigrants, who have lived in the U.S. for a number of years to become green card holders. The illegal immigrant parents and children also had to be considered of good moral character.
Romney however is a firm believer in what he terms voluntary deportation. Basically, illegal immigrants and their offspring would just decide to return to their homeland. The thought of that actually happening in most people’s minds is rare.
Of late, Romney has become close to Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio is not the most popular Senator amongst fellow Hispanics. A poll recently released showed Rubio would only boost Romney’s Hispanic vote by 2%. President Obama would still be well in front of Romney. In states like Florida and Colorado, the Hispanic vote could decide the final outcome of the winner of that state.
Winning the Hispanic vote is even more important in the presidential election this year. At present, President Obama has a substantial lead over his counterpart Romney. Obama also holds a strong lead with African American and women voters.
Romney has not been able to break from the mainstream Republican Party and show more support on women’s issues. He attempted to reach out to black voters but his attempts have not seemed to win over that group of voters either. Many believe part of his problem reaching out to the masses is that he cannot relate to most Americans, as he has led a privileged life for the majority of his life.