Opinion: How Obama could win in a landslide
Barack Obama, then a presidential candidate, addresses a Latino Town Hall meeting in Los Angeles, January 2008.
February 24th, 2012
02:30 PM ET

Opinion: How Obama could win in a landslide

Editor's note: Charles Garcia is the CEO of Garcia Trujillo, a business focused on the Hispanic market, and the author of "Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows." A native of Panama, he now lives in Florida. Watch Garcia on Friday in the 9 a.m. hour on CNN Newsroom. Lea este artículo en español/Read this article in Spanish.

By Charles Garcia, Special to CNN

(CNN) - TIME magazine's cover story, which hit the newsstand Thursday, argues that Latino voters will cast the deciding vote in the upcoming election.

After watching the Republican candidates lock the kryptonite that is the immigration issue around their necks during the Arizona debate, my bet is that President Barack Obama could win another term - even if he loses key swing states such as Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin - but he must make sure he accomplishes one thing first: Connect with Latinos.

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  1. ruth

    Doesn't anyone wonder why there are no pictures of Obama before he was President, all Presidents have a past,pictues of their weddings,pictures of their children when they were babies,pictures of Obama in college,at a dance,no other women in his life....I find this very odd...no one asks him about his past ,his college days, who was his best man at his wedding?, the most important day of his life and eveything is sealed about his past....does the movie Manchurian Candidate mean anything to anyone?

    February 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AMERICA 1st

    A landslide? Thatd be a very rocky situation!

    February 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Haha

    I I was hoping to see sarah palin become the next president of the united states. I would have so much fun watching news everyday. disappointed!

    February 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |