Obama Locks Up Support of Hispanics
With only eight days left before the presidential election, the last debate is Monday night about foreign policy and then just seven days to watch anxiously for the outcome. One of the most important voting blocs in the election is the Hispanic voters. At this point, it is almost a certainty that President Obama will win the vast majority of the Hispanic vote.
Many of the Hispanics have migrated to support the Democrats and especially President Obama because of the hard stance many republicans have made on immigration. The reelection campaign for Obama is counting heavily on the Hispanic vote to gain victory in a number of important states like Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado.
During the debate last week, it was apparent how important the Hispanics as a group during the election and how immigration has become such an important issue during the election.
Obama told viewers during the debate that his Republican challenger Mitt Romney was hard right on immigration during the primaries for the GOP and even said immigration reform needed to start with self-deportation.
Obama also said that Romney received advice on immigration from the same lawyer who helped the state of Arizona draft its highly controversial immigration law. Romney told viewers that Obama had promised he would pass an overhaul of immigration laws but in his four years as president had failed to do so.
Romney’s campaign has said that the Hispanics are a good draw for his ticket since they are enduring close to 10% unemployment, which is about 2% higher than the national average. Romney’s son Craig, who speaks fluent Spanish, said the group is struggling and understands that the current president has failed to live up to his promises and they need someone who knows how to create new jobs.