Romney missing an opportunity with Latino voters?
How can he court key voting bloc?
- Duration 5:09
- Date Oct 3, 2012
How can he court key voting bloc?
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But -- -- millions of Americans expected to watch tonight's first presidential debate and one of the biggest challenges for governor Mitt Romney will be.
Connecting with several key voting groups.
According to the latest Fox News Latino poll 60% of Latinos would pick the democratic ticket right now.
30% would choose the Republican nominee.
Meanwhile one columnist explains.
How governor Romney can avoid lights out tonight he says in this is a quote.
Mitt Romney must make Americans understand in the clearest of terms how he'll create jobs he needs to finally take his -- experience and turn it.
Into applause Rick Sanchez wrote that column for Fox News Latino he's also a Fox News contributor great to see you -- -- Not only that -- that we just put up on the screen for the Wall Street Journal came out with a -- the president has a fifteen point lead.
Among Latinos is that well the first thing is that's just.
Nothing more than a huge opportunity that's been missed it's a big fat fastball right across the plate.
And it just seems like governor Mitt Romney has not been able to hit out of the park I mean here you have a block of voters.
A lot of people don't know this -- 34% of Hispanics who arrived in the United States consider themselves conservative.
That's higher than most Americans who live in the United States.
They over index when it comes to going to church they over index when it comes to family values over index work ethic.
So they -- ideologically parallel to what Mitt Romney is trying to sell.
And yet he hasn't been able to bring them into the fold Reagan was at 37.
McCain was at 31.
And Mitt Romney is now at thirty if you believe though WSJ poll which by the way is that's position is a it's a small sample poll he's at 21 that that's not just a problem -- That's a huge missed opportunity law.
I wonder whether Mitt Romney heard himself during a January -- -- riled a lot of Latinos.
-- this remark take a listen to this.
The answer is self deportation which is people decide that they could do better by going home because they can't find work here.
Because they don't have legal documentation to allow them to work here.
Did he hurt himself -- that even one up themselves just recently he was speaking in Los Angeles the US Hispanic chamber of commerce.
And he went on to say that no one's gonna get amnesty under his administration nobody even asked him the question.
It's not a question as to what the answer is for the immigration reform problem that we have in this country.
It's what are the words what does the tone that you use is it inspiring.
Is it inclusive.
Or does it kind of push people away many Latinos.
Emailed me after that meeting immediately saying can you believe what he said.
-- they feel like it was more of a kick in the teeth in an embrace or hug which is what they've been looking for well the other thing is President Obama has embraced the DREAM Act.
Mitt Romney opposes.
Their -- on the middle of the did what what President Obama has -- was late.
It was a Johnny come lately moved into an action I guess it was -- mean -- -- I write in my piece for a Fox News Latino this week.
And I went and interviewed many Hispanics living along the south and there are many of them and they say you know.
No more just -- -- -- but Ronald Goldman.
Basically lots of promises but an on an inability to fulfill many of those promises and and that's that's what we move into the job scenario which again.
I truly believe Greg is another missed opportunity for Mitt Romney as far.
Although the president is accused of being soft on cracking down on the border fence and -- and illegal immigration.
He is increased deportation of criminals.
Is actually at 89% since he took office.
There's no question this president has not been able to fulfill in any way any of the promises that he maker early on news -- made early on in his administration.
For Romney to Mike to be able to capitalize though he doesn't only have to talk about Hispanic issues he has to talk about something.
Which is important to all Americans whether -- are Hispanic or not and that is jobs.
And and and we found and were writing about it in this column might invite people to go see it on.
On Fox News -- about the labor participation rate you know.
You and I talk about eight point 1% -- unemployment figure this blows it away we're now at 63 point 5%.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics that means 36 point 5% of Americans are not working.
You know that's an absurd number it's a number that needs to be addressed.
And what Mitt Romney needs to do is identify that number and then make the American people understand how he can change again with.
Like you and I.
Not with -- abstract or opaque language.
Well I -- CEO is always and you can catch the rest of Rick Sanchez whose column.
Plus much more at foxnews.com.
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