In an off-the-record interview with a Iowa newspaper, President Obama says that should he win re-election, it will be largely due to Latino voters:

Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community. And this is a relatively new phenomenon. George Bush and Karl Rove were smart enough to understand the changing nature of America. And so I am fairly confident that they’re going to have a deep interest in getting that done. And I want to get it done because it’s the right thing to do and I’ve cared about this ever since I ran back in 2008.

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Is the President right? Will Latino voter turnout be crucial to his re-election?

Does the President, who set a record for deportations, deserve the Latino vote by default?

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