President Obama, Gov. Romney courting the Latino vote
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
- Duration 4:46
- Date Jun 25, 2012
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Well the nation's Hispanic voters are likely to play a very major factor in this year's presidential election both.
President Obama governor Mitt Romney were in Florida this past week will -- members of that fast growing population.
For two years.
This president had huge majorities in the house and senate.
He was free to pursue any policy pleased.
But he did nothing.
To advance a permanent fix for our -- -- immigration system.
Instead he failed to act until facing a tough reelection.
And trying to secure your vote.
We are a nation bus drivers and climbers and not -- the -- The hardest working people on -- And nobody personifies.
That these American values of these American traits.
-- -- -- -- -- That's militants.
Let's bring in our campaign insiders -- show on policies could -- former pollster for Bill Clinton.
Packard -- -- to a Fox News contributor former pollster for Jimmy Carter general absolutely a former for the Republican congressman from New York.
You know -- content.
I didn't think this is a big deals to -- started looking at the poll numbers can we put this up on the screen.
I'm really stunned by this.
Look at these numbers here in this swings states.
Latino -- job.
-- very simply those five states could well spell the difference right now the polls show the vote.
In those states within the margin of error.
And the Hispanic vote right now he's giving President Obama.
Either this slight lead he enjoys in some of those states or keeps him either.
Bottom line the Hispanic vote is critical for him genius -- why the president is -- it.
Well it's certainly -- it is politically they've -- out.
And I have to say that I'm surprised Romney didn't take a little bit more of attack.
Which is here's a really spoke in Orlando in front of the Latino group in the same within a groupie actually preceded the president debate before and he had.
Packed -- -- I would have gotten up an ominous and -- -- Hispanic unemployment here's Hispanic youth hears -- This is Hispanics.
You know bit -- not getting the American dream.
And I wouldn't wanna -- -- but now I think keeping his body Hispanic vote or give you one thing -- -- fall.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I mean he's got to do something to get deep to -- when the -- Greg he's got to lower the enthusiast.
What should he -- what should governor Romney do well I mean what he's.
Done is he's carrying that baggage that he accrued in the primaries the self deportation line.
The hardest right position he could take in the primaries and I think what's happened today Greg is he so afraid.
Of being accused of being a flip flop or -- the right.
That he will not modify his position now coming out for -- state -- himself how your input on this thing on the children of illegal immigrants there's no political cost to echoing what Obama said -- -- I want these people to be American citizens I have no problem with that.
Not just the ones that advanced degrees.
Any of them who keep their new course record clean they can be citizens of this -- I I think he needs to.
He endorse Marco Rubio is version of the DREAM Act which would do.
Most if not all of what John was saying -- is absolutely right he can attack the president for being.
Politically cynical but bottom line if the president's position on gay marriage can evolve.
I would say given the statistics we were just.
Talking about those five swing states governor Romney's position should evolve to competitiveness -- to embrace Marco Rubio full.
You know in -- well I think he's he should have embraced it needs to embrace his three hit DREAM Act plan which is that -- which is a positive plan.
Look this may push him mortar rubio vice president may happen.
But it's nine days since the president made this preemptive announcement Romney has still.
Not said what his position is on the -- out of -- illegal Andy's stuck on it.
He's had a bad week because -- -- he needs to get a position and a positive position and put out there.
Right we need to -- but the other thing is.
It looked this Palin thing is also turnaround from the and they are getting killed on the economy worse than almost any other group.