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May 28th, 2012
10:28 PM ET

The impact of the 'Latino vote' beyond Texas

Editor’s note: As President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney court the Latino community’s vote, CNN takes an In Depth look at this complex and diverse community, what matters most to Latino voters, and how their vote will influence the November elections.

by Alicia W. Stewart, CNN

(CNN) - By now, it has been established that Latino voters are a diverse group and a crucial electorate that will help determine the next president of the United States.

But here is what's new to know about the impact of Latino voters: It will be felt in places one might not expect.

"Moving beyond the Southwest and Florida, Latino voters can also influence the election results in 'nontraditional' states like North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia, " said Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions, a polling firm. "Those states have had substantial growth in the Latino population and among voters, based on our analysis of census data and statewide voter rolls."

Florida-based political analyst Charles Garcia noted earlier this year that in North Carolina, the number of registered Hispanic voters has almost doubled to more than 130,000 since the last presidential election.

"President Obama won North Carolina in 2008 by 14,000 votes," Garcia said. "In 2008 there were 68,000 registered Latino voters, and a whopping 84% of them participated in the election."

Polling experts say this shift will affect the 2012 election.

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll found 61% of Latino registered voters’ choice for president was Barack Obama, and 27% choose former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Latino voters played a key role in Obama's 2008 win over Republican John McCain. Nationally, Obama won 67% of Hispanic voters, including the battleground state of Florida, with 57% of the Latino vote.

It was only four years earlier that Latino voters in Florida supported President George W. Bush with 56% of the vote in his re-election bid. Nationally, Bush was re-elected with 40% of the  Latino vote.

Republican strategist Ana Navarro suggests that Romney's "campaign needs to wake up and go to sleep every night thinking of the Latino vote"  to win the election.

And as the American demographic changes, David Bositis, a senior research associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, comments that the GOP's traditional voters are "dying off".

The Republican Party understands the need to court Latino voters to win the White House and continues to make outreach efforts.

Demographic changes may be shining a spotlight on the candidates' efforts, but it is the issues that matter.

It comes as no surprise that for Latinos, just as for all Americans, improving the economy is a top concern. But how candidates speak about immigration, even as most Latinos are American citizens,  have shaped conversation and discussion that are informing how Latinos vote. Of particular interest has been support of the DREAM Act, a bill that offers a path to citizenship for some minors who entered the country illegally.

Additionally, as immigration from Mexico has come to a virtual halt, the future of how the Latino vote is discussed will affect how this electorate is viewed.

“The Latino vote has gone from being an ethnic vote, to an immigrant vote and now back to an ethnic vote, " said Gregory Rodriguez, founder of Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University. "The end of immigration as we know it is redefining Latinos and redefining the so called Latino vote.”

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soundoff (445 Responses)
  1. cajr

    in southern california its already bad. all the mom and pop cafe and restaurants are all gone. in its place? mexican restaurants and taco shops. this is because they refuse to support those places and wont eat there. guess they cant handle the chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes. further more you cant even go to an am/pm or liquor store and find anything not flaming hot. chips, jerky, sunflower seeds? nuclear hot. its pathetic.

    May 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • gop usa

      Yeah southern Cali is bad you cant get a job unless you speak spanish and the place is getting run down and turning into a slum like one of the cities in Mexico.We dont want theUSA to turn into little mexico,if you miss it so much go back and stay please.

      May 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. WDinDallas

    Now we played Cowboy and Mexican in the early 1830's. Do we have to do this again?

    May 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Benjamin

    I'm Latino and will never vote for Obama.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • KC and jo jo

      Mexican food is better than Chinese food anyday.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Ya because you're smart enough to know that Obama is not our president and never should have been. This guy is a food stamp loving celebrity persident wana be f-ag supporter.

      May 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • maggie

      This is a very nice surprise; it's very encouraging to know there are some people who acrtually use their brain and do their homework before they vote.

      May 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Two immature responses and one mature response.

        May 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moncada

      As an Hispanic I'm 100% for Mitt Romney.

      May 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LiberaLIowan

    Got to love it. The Hispanics are going to take down the repuke party. How apropos.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cyberhackster

    Complacent aren't you !

    May 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. yoda

    I will not forget where we were 4 years ago!!!! Obama 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyberhackster

      Have some more koolade...

      May 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Veritas

        No thanks, it looks like you've already drunk it all.

        May 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • PantyRaid

      How have things gotten better? We just put ourselves into further debt.

      Go cheerlead somewhere else.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • LiberaLIowan

        I believe yoda can cheer lead anywhere he wants. Why don't YOU go somewhere else.

        May 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Hahaha ya you wont forget. And you're too blind to see that nothing has changed and it has only gotten ten times worse. Romney 2012

      May 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Actually I ccan see very well. Obama has done very well given that the Republican party wants the U.S. to fail so they can get back into power. 23% of Republicans still believe that Obama wasn't born in America. The majority of Republicans do not believe in global warming while 97% of scientists do believe in global warming, It looks like Republicans want people to be stupid and Democrats want them to be educated.

        May 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. george forte

    NONSENSE. The so called Latino vote becomes important only in close elections and those states with the highest concentration of this population will not determine the election. Latinos will not determine who the next U.S. president will be. This is ridiculous.

    George

    May 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • See

      I seem to remember one Bill Clinton and the Ilian Affair in Miami. The democrats lost that one because of it. Don't tell me it does not matter. It Does!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cambridge Ray

      "Latinos will not determine who the next U.S. president will be. "

      Mitt Romney and his strategist seem to disagree with you...

      -------------------

      "We now know what the secret Mitt Romney says at his $50,000 per person fundraisers that the public Mitt Romney would never say. Romney demonstrated some competence in campaign math. He told his audience that president Obama's huge lead among Hispanic voters 'Spells doom for us. We have to come up with some kind of Republican DREAM Act. We have to get Hispanics to vote for our party.'".

      May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. History Bear

    As long as they are citizens, they can vote for whoever they want. If they are not citizens they have NO LEGAL right to vote, but then when has legality ever stopped either party from stuffing the ballott box?

    May 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      Do a little research and see how many actual cases of voter fraud there have been over the past few elections. I don't care who you vote for, but at least know your facts, so you don't get distracted by a non-existent issue.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kerry

    It is about time.....the Latins are a power to be reckoned with, if they just use it. Politics is the road to the possibility to the American Dream....no guarantees, but something to work towards if not for themselves then they can pave the way for their children.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • gop usa

      Deport them and their families.....

      May 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rachel

    According to the latest census Whites make up 72% of the population, blacks make up 13% of the population while hispanic/latinos make up 15% of the population. So why are we interested in their vote again?

    May 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyberhackster

      Because morons like Schumer are attempting an end run around the law(s) and want non-citizens (20-30mil) to be able to vote....

      May 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • JoeP199

        Show me one attempt, by anybody, to make it possible for non-citizens to vote. Just one, that's all I ask.

        May 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kerry

      Those numbers do not jive with what we have been reading on CNN, but if you want to believe it then that is your prerogative.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      Because if the white vote splits more or less evenly, the minority vote will decide who wins the election.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cambridge Ray

      Rachel, you need to back to high school, and after demanding a refund, study the Electoral College.

      Last presidential election was decided by the very same people you are insulting.

      -Ramon

      May 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. nolongerarepublican

    It's the WHITE EUROPEAN PEOPLE that have the biggest impact, because they out number every other group in the US, and actually decide who will be President.
    How's that CNN?
    Enough of this latino hispanic "they have the power!" hype, so politicians will give them everything they want.
    Enough is enough.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moncada

      Tell me where you pledge your alliance; Europe or the United States of America?

      May 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cambridge Ray

      "It's the WHITE EUROPEAN PEOPLE that have the biggest impact"

      Pray tell: How are you planning to persuade them vote for the same party?

      May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. oeintl

    Speak English you low-life Island Rat

    May 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nick

    The Republicans don't have to court anyone. Every American just has to decide if they want to keep their own money or have the government take it and spend it for them. Simple as that.

    The only divide is that the Democrats always promise to only tax the "wealthy."

    May 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Let me get this straight, The Democrats want to tax the rich and the Republicans want to tax the poor? I can see that math is not one of the Republican strong suits. Taxing someone that has nothing was tried in the middle ages.

      May 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Terry

    One thing for sure, the Latinos and Hispanics that mowed Romney's grass, cleaned Romney's swimming pool, cleaned Romney's house, and washed Romney's cars, all know what it is like working for a guy who could care less about how Latinos and Hispanics vote. Come November, Romney is going to think his proctologist gave him a physical with a backhoe, and it will be a message that Latinos and Hispanics are tired of being treated like second or third class citizens. I look forward to the release of information that Romney knew that some, if not all of the folks working for him were illegals.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • cajr

      and so what if he did? at least they had a job and not picking strawberries or better yet not getting their heads lopped of in that hell hole down south.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Demographics play a large role in the voting block even if it's local government. There are still a lot of people who don't understand that and never will. Thanks Latinos.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. bfd007

    The real sad "fact" is if the Government had no committed "treason" over the last 40 years and given amnesty to 50 million "CRIMINALS" (illegals) Latinos would not be an issue. And so in fact almost all Latinos were "CRIMINALS" before the government committed treason against the American people by giving these CRIMINALS amnesty, all you have to do is look at the countries that these people come from and look at the type of people the Latinos elect that speaks for it self. They are turning the U.S. into the new third world country with third world mentality and third world poverty and that is what the U.S. Government wants an illiterate, retarded nation to keep paying into a failed corrupt Government.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Typical Conservative lie. Amnesty is given without strings attached. The DREAM act is not amesty by any stretch of the English language. Why do conservatives have to lie to get their point across?

      May 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. JUGGERNAUT

    @BillyBob117

    Actually people like you play the race card more than anyone.

    I bet that anytime a black guy or Hispanic guy does something, you blame it on their race...thus using the race card.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Don Keote

    Hopefully, everyone will now take the time to read Cervantes. As the Spaniard becomes weighty during times of elections, we should remember their World Champion Football team, and start to brush up on our Spanish verb tenses.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. WDinDallas

    Not enough voting Latinos is Texas to elect Obama dog catcher. They are all illegal.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. BillyBob117

    Hey little johnny-but what about all the white hispanics. It is only the left that continually plays the race card. And that is because you will always be pathetic and desperate.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeAgain74

      Oh come on BillyBo117, you know "White – Hispanic" only works when it benefits them!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. InModeration

    I'd like to point out that people used to be just as mortified when the Irish were immigrating to the US in droves. Now it's latinos, and there will be people that hate it, but they will eventually die out and their decedents will learn to respect latinos.My ancestors probably despised the Irish but I have no problem with them today. Why would I? Same reason, why would anyone have reason to despise a latino 100 years from now?

    May 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • cajr

      so you won't mind your country looking like mexico in a 100 years? and for nothing but votes and campaign dollars for the dems? or cheap labor for big business?? this country needs to protect its culture at any cost, even if thats an iron curtain wall to keep them out. they would love nothing more than to kill our culture for the sake of theirs.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. minhajarifin

    America is a great country and will find strength in diversity. I remember when I came here and went to college, I was surprised to see that my history professor did not let ideology dictate his views. He praised other religions, admired different societies and this was all very new to me. I was in Kentucky, and I used to work in the landscaping department of the beautiful campus. The gardener told me that 'this is America, as far as I am concerned you can worship a piece of rock if you want to.' The impact of all this was, that I wanted to become more and more American. I started eating chicken nuggets regularly, have never missed a batman movie and I say 'oh snap' when things don't work out.

    Minhaj Arifin
    Author of Political Satire
    How Desis Became The Greatest Nation On Earth

    May 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  23. blaze562

    They are not voting for anyone except the one who promises to give them, the illegal immigrant full unconditional freedom to get what ever they want but my question is why can't Americans do the same in Mexico as the immigrants are allowed in the U.S. to do? The reason is clear that Mexicans and Latinos are racist them selves. If any Americans even attempted such a quest than we would never hear from them again and the Mexicans would never stand for it yet they have the big kahuna's to come here and preach on how we should run our Country while they're southern toilet flushes.
    If Mexico was so great than why come here? it's not because of history from 200 years ago, It's not for land, and it's not for shooting the breeze with all they're mini burrito's that they proudly make, they are only interested in our money with no obligation, It's just that simple.
    Americans fought and died for this country, Did Mexico, "NOPE" pay attention to the current decade instead of repeating history as an excuse.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Medallion

      Incredible, I love people who overgeneralize and try to make statements based on that. It clearly shows the educational problem we have in the USA

      May 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • It's Cojones Dummy

      Way to stereotype people. You are probably white trash, typing away inside a trailer. Back at ya buddy...

      May 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Are You Kidding?

    Obama gets reelected! The why is simple for the last 4 years Republican and tea Party members have done nothing . refused to do what those that elected them to office want. Instead they do what a minority special interest wants. Thus Obama reelected........don't like it tough.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • wolfpackbob

      Did President Obama fix illegal immigration, as he promised, when he had control of both Houses?

      May 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • wolfpackbob

      It's still the economy. If there are less jobs for citizens it is likely there are less jobs for immigrants, and less incentive to stay or encourage other family members to immigrate. Latinos come to the U.S. overwhelmingly because of job opportunities offered by a healthy economy. Nothing more, unless you're Cuban.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. chris k

    "Impact." Psh. This election is as good as won for Barack Obama and anyone who thinks otherwise is a delusional fool.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan k

      I wouldn't say won for Obama yet, but he IS leading in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia, and starts with a higher electoral count in his corner. Most people agree Romney needs to win two out of three to win the election, and Ohio is rapidly falling out of his grasp. Virginia is close though, and Florida isn't a lock yet.

      Nevermind a LOT could happen with the economy, or Iran/Syria before the election. But right now, Obama is basically praying for the status quo to last a few more months.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob117

      Why do this same group, vote for people who have never done jack for them. The dems are counting big time on election fraud to bring in the votes. Shame of the hispanics/latinos or whatever they want to be called this week

      May 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. TrueSettlerOfAmerica

    I am really getting tired of these choice of words (non-traditional) when it comes to other races that are non-white. Lets get something clear here. THIS WAS NEVER A WHITE AMERICA. Yes, a democracy was created, established and maintained by, what many say, white individuals which have created and protected our human rights (all of us) and provided a better place to live. Just remember human rights apply to everyone and not just non-whites (or sometimes more to others). The control of this country was taken from the original settlers by lying, cheating and deception which is what we kind politics now. Now I know you say we have the freedom of speech which is why I can post these comments but lets put it like this. In other countries where individuals cannot voice their opinions due to being put to death or some other extreme measures, is due to a numbers game. The more power under your control the move they can control individuals but if we put that person to the test and remove all their followers, I guarantee the person in so called power will punk out when he/she tries to approach some one for speaking their mind. Lets get off the damn colors, race or other different words to categorize people. This is really getting old. Every great corporation started by someone has to eventually pass on the wealth to some one else to manage.

    May 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      The tribes were locked in near perpetual wars of territorial conquest with each other.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kire

      Yawn, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nel

      Good point at the end of your post. The United States was conceived out of the idea of individual liberty, free enterprise etc... Regardless of what color or ethnicity makeup the USA is or will be in the future, the idea of America will go forward.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Nick

    Amazing! You know if I didn't know better I would almost think that this has been part of the reason the left has supported the fundamental removal of our southern border... naw... they wouldn't. But what a coincidence!

    May 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. TDD

    From this article:
    – "Latino voters are a diverse group and a crucial electorate that will help determine the next president of the United States."
    – "Florida, Latino voters can also influence the election results in 'nontraditional' states like North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia,"
    – “The Latino vote has gone from being an ethnic vote, to an immigrant vote and now back to an ethnic vote"

    ...vs the common mainstream prattling i've heard the past few weeks:

    "Whites now a minority if US births. But if you think this affects anything, or if you care about this development at all, you're racist – race is only skin deep. The demographic change doesn't matter at all and doesn't change anything – we're all people"

    May 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  29. S-Hug

    Great video. This country is owned and operated by corporate crooks like Romney.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  30. miguel

    how is it that so many people think that america is a bad place to live now or something? and that most latinos are here illegally? Its kind of sad to see how badly people think of hispanics in general. Why can't we just be Americans?

    May 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tio

      Because you are the ones who hyphenate yourselves, you are divisive, you fly the mexican flag, you carry reconquista posters, you aid and abet illegals..shall I go on?

      May 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Thatguy

        @ Tio, please do! I love it when folkz put the honest truth out there!

        May 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy

      That's because 85% of the ones here are here ILLEGALLY, and produced all these anchor babies in order to try to stay here. They don't belong here and neither do their anchor babies. And the argument that their offspring were born on US soil doesn't fly. They should have their citizenship REVOKED, because their parents BROKE INTO THE USA. ANYONE born in the USA to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT parents should be DENIED citizenship....... BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO IT! PERIOD!!!!!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • TrueSettlerOfAmerica

        So, if your father is a serial killer should we give you the electric chair now since you will also be a serial killer? That is the other problem here. Children always have to pay for their parents mistakes or mishaps. We seem to forget we were all babies as well but now that we are adults who cares about others childrens.

        June 2, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
    • TrueSettlerOfAmerica

      LOL, are you kidding me! I love how all hispanics are categorized. If you speak or look spanish then you are mexican. These are comments from people who have never left their home town. The commentators are probably from country towns where racism is still passed on from generation to generation. When you live in a big city, a true big city, there is so much diversity that the race card flies out the window. Here is what I love the best, "Get out of my country you illegal immigrants, you don't belong here!", "Lets go get some taco's!..

      June 2, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  31. Yura Mutterficker

    Yea! Obama wins the illegal vote. No wonder the Obama democrat party does not want voter ID rules. They want the illegals to vote - and often!

    May 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • TrueSettlerOfAmerica

      LOL, how can you be sure the votes are actually counted correctly anyways. Do you really think the peoples votes count 100% towards who becomes president? LOL
      That is what they would like us to believe.. Do you not find it interesting every candidate running for president is well off? I mean have you ever know a broke canidate running from president?

      June 2, 2012 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  32. Dr Neanderthal

    I will answer that with a Native American style single tear drop

    May 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dr Neanderthal

    I think it would be pretty neat to let Native Americans pick a president – like, at least one time or something...

    Just give them little something.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  34. HERE

    Duh, they're not the minority anymore, they are the majority.
    Open borders, free everything and this is what you get.
    Liberals will rein and we will become Greece/Mexico combo. CAN'T WAIT!!!

    May 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      The overtones of racism are pretty transparent. Did some of you posters actually mean to imply that a Latino American is less American than someone who is white?

      The bigoted ignorance of certain Americans is screaming loud now so we can all see it ...but the times, they are a changin.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pinolera

      Latino today, Chinese tomorrow. Is a ever changing world. Get use to it!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  35. MRON

    I WILL VOTE FOR ROMNEY CAUSE HE IS MORMON. MORMONS ALWAYS ARE ON BEHALF OF LATINOS. NOW ROMNEY SAY HE DOES NO CARE LATINOS, BUT THE REAL THING IS THAT HE IS A MORMON, AND THE MORMONS LIKE LATINOS. THATS WHY I WILL VOTE FOR ROMNEY. NOW HE IS ACTING LINK IF HE IS AGAINST LATINOS TO WIN WHITE VOTES BUT IN HIS DEEP AGENDA LATINOS ARE IN HIS HEART. ROMNEY 2012!

    May 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Romeo

      Mormons like wifes, as many as possible, and there is a big supply of foreign ones, but I don't think they are interested in you...uhmmm may be yes, this could be the next big thing..... polygaymus marriage! And so, I just invented a whole new social issue!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Christy

    I am second generation half Mexican and guess what? I do not support illegals and I think the Dream act is the dumbest thing that Dick Durbin has ever come up with and he is one of the most moronic Senators of all time. America doesn't have the money to take in millions of illegals....we can't even take care of our own. Allowing illegals to stay only weakens and perpetuates the brain drain going on in Mexico. And contrary to all sterotypes I am college educated and don't have 10 kids!

    May 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      The brain drain of Mexico? The people swimming/hiking/tunneling in to cut grass and wash dishes??? It sounds like you are in a position to help Mexico. Please return to your Mexican roots and solve their problems mister college graduate!

      May 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Rajinder Goyal

    Adisgusting andracistremark, unbecoming ofa UScitizen. Grow up buddy! Throwthe poison of hatredfrom your heart. Otherwise it will consume you from inside.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Rhope

    I just think it is total display of once ignorance to say (or to think) that illegal immigrants are going to vote.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      Ignorance is a Republican virtue!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. macbil

    Good news for Romney, he has the white, protestant, male, millionaire vote all locked up.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      The cultists, non-Christians and bigamist votes too!!!!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  40. DE

    The number of Latinos that vote depends on how many can get around the roadblocks to voting set up by republibigots in the more racially biased states.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. taxedmore

    Does this mean latinos are in favor of breaking laws? Seems like it.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      I suggest you look at your Republican backed corporations who illegally employ those illegal aliens first since they are the real reason illegals come here, to get a job they do not qualify for having due to their illegal status. Then they take advantage of them while driving down the pay of legal citizens everywhere. Or is it that you only want to deport the ones you can't take advantage of?

      May 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tim

        I suggest you talk to people who work in healthcare and you will see why they are here. Talk to cashiers and see who is using ebt cards illegally.

        May 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • JohnCRoberts

        You mean farms, orchards and landscape/nursery business. Which other ones are Republican owned. What Banks, grocery stores, Manufacturers have a plethora of illegal Mexican persons employed... Maybe some construction companies but that is all. look in a business office and for the most part... Illegal immigrants are not working there.

        Get over yourself.

        May 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Ron

    Funny how an article on Latino voters doesn't mention the Catholic Church huge lawsuit filed against the Government over over reaching health care mandate. That alone will be a very large large voting item and is disingenuous for CNN NOT to mention the issue.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      Its only news if they win the lawsuit which they will not.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  43. 1twinsfan

    It's a shame and at times disgusting that so many people assume Hispanics are immigrants. Many Hispanics have familial roots that go back several generations like my hubby's. People have even been rude enough to ask me if we got married for a green card. I usually tell them no, that my family came from Ireland nearly 200 hundred years ago so I'm legal. That usually shuts them up but there are few that don't get the point. Gomez and Garcia get stereotyped while Von Miller and Gustafson are considered good, old fashioned American names? Where do people think the names of New Mexico and Los Angeles came from?

    May 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffersonian democrat

      From Hispanics that were conquered by Americans

      May 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri

      LOL, love your normal response to those making such ugly and disrespectful assumptions.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kire

      An hispanic generation is 13 years.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dale N.M.

    The United States is slowly being infiltrated our government is slowly being taken over, the United States will slowly become countries like Mexico and Puerto Rico, more corrupt and greedy than it already is.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1twinsfan

      Those silly Puerto Ricans. It's like they think they're American or something.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jeffersonian democrat

        They're usually confused.

        May 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • HowieInBrissie

        In fact, according to the CIA's Website, Puerto Ricans actually have a longer life expectancy than other Americans.

        May 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • FFFF

        Puerto Rico is a US territory and already counted in or Census....

        May 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  45. k

    So once again instead of trying to do what the country needs...they are trying to do what it takes to get votes.

    It should NOT be disconnected.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  46. phneutral

    Maybe thats why many of the white folks are moving to the most northern states.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike58

      I think your data is wrong on that

      May 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • mochica

        I agree. I just moved temporarily to one of the northern states and it would appear that everyone is in the process of or has already left- particularly in the rust belt. Many parts of the South are becoming much more diverse and there are more job opportunities, so the quality of life is better. What has amazed me is the dramatic level of racism I have seen in the North and an unwillingness to accept anyone who has moved into the region- especially in the small towns.

        May 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Viktor

    It's over white people- move back to Europe and watch the U.S.A. become a giant hispanic toilet

    May 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moncada

      Dang! Which arm should I amputate to leave here in the Americas so the rest of me goes back to Europe?

      May 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. aztecmother

    We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile

    May 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  49. REGinAz

    As an ex-long-term Republican, never a Democrat and now an Independent who still believes in the Republican philosophies of “the best government is the least amount of government” and “government should only do for the people that which they can’t do for themselves” but who also recognizes the reality that there are serious responsibilities that go along with those philosophies, not the least of which is “government has to do at least as much as is needed” (like protecting the majority from exploitation by the few), it has become completely clear that today’s challenges and needs aren’t in Republican v Democrat or “conservative” v “liberal” values but rather are in having honest and responsible representation for the majority, which can now only be achieved through real political reform – by getting the “money” out of politics and refocusing the politicians on the people. It would seem inconceivable today for anyone to deny that “money” has completely taken over politics and in doing so, that “the money’s” interests now trump the people’s concerns with the power, influence and money then effectively working to con the people and manipulate public opinion, to literally take the people for granted and to use and abuse them as “pawns”.

    The next reality that has to be recognized is that the Republican Party, with their closer ties and greater susceptibility, have become totally owned and controlled by “the money”. Over the last twelve years, first, with Bush-Cheney totally belligerently serving only “the money’s” interests, next, with the Republican Party completely supporting that and then continuing with the same mentality, while putting their political ambitions above all else, at any cost to the people, while intimidating and coercing their own to squelch individual consciences and to even purge their ranks of any “moderates”, and their constantly offering “puppet” candidates committed to performing as their “strings are pulled”, all while the power and influence of “the money” has been constantly active to sway and control the public, it leaves absolutely no doubt. We have seen their successful manipulation with the conservative Christian, the Swift-boat propaganda and the Tea Party movement, all designed, funded and aimed for the same purpose, to excite people’s emotions and to block rational discernment. No where in any of it has there been any value or any real consideration of the people, only self-serving deception; the people can’t fail to see that if they want to solve the problems.

    The Democrats aren’t without faults but they could benefit from the current need to solve the real problem. The only way to get “the money” out of politics is to render it ineffective, to firmly reject all of the propaganda by denying it any reception and to completely reject the “puppet” candidates who will say anything but will serve only their “masters”, “the money”. Then and only then can the Republicans, encouraged to survive by representing the people, and the Democrats be pressured into implementing real reform. What it takes is the people to recognize the deception, seeing the costs in insultingly being taken for granted by being excited with propaganda while given nothing and to understand that to ever really get honest and responsible representation, the people have to stand up and say “no more”.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger

      Wow, a reasonable, thoughtful commentary on our political system. What are you doing on CNN?

      Seriously, thank you.

      May 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      Hallelujah! Finally, a post from some who "gets it"! The biggest political issue in this country is how "big money" has taken control of our economy and our government, and ALL of these other issues are just distractions that they spread and exaggerate to keep our minds off the fact that they're raping and robbing us.

      May 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Buster

    I wonder how many of these thousands of newly registered Hispanic voters are legal residents? It is too easy to vote illegally in this country, just as it is too easy to live here as an illegal immigrant.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri

      Actually "illegal" voting is minimal but keep falling for the hype, it seems to serve your needs.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      Check the numbers on how many actual, real, cases of voter fraud have taken place over the past few elections. You're just falling for another phony issue being made up by the big money interests.

      May 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Shuffler

    Lots of illegals will be voting since they can't check status. Since they are not American's it would not be surprising if they vote for the foreign candidate either.

    May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  52. snowdogg

    I don't got to show you no stinkin vote!

    May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  53. BlackDynamiteNYC

    Translation: The GOP starts caring about Latinos right about...........NOW!

    (Offer expires early November, 2012)
    BD

    May 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmcidc

      I will say this very slowly so people understand. Most Conservatives are pro-immigration. We are ALL immigrants (with the exception of Native Americans). Most Conservatives are however strongly against illegal immigration. Let me say that again, conservatives are anti-illegal immigration". That makes most Conservatives pro-American because we want to see Americans succeed and that is hard with billions of our hard earned tax money is funneled to illegal immigrants by crooked democrats who are trying to purchase their reelection with tax payers money. Hispanic Americans are Americans just like German Americans, African Americans and any other ethnic group. Again, immigration is not the issue. Illegal immigration is and the democrats won’t do anything about it because they see every illegal immigrant as another potential democratic vote.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • JoeP199

        Check the study done by the state of Texas on the actual cost of illegal immigration. It's a lot less than you might think, but it's just another phony issue being thrown out there by the big money interests so they can maintain their stranglehold on our government and our economy.

        May 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • None

      How is that different than any other candidate or party, including the current lousy administration?

      May 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Ben

    How well woulda sign saying "Whites for Romney" go over with CNN?

    May 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      i am white and wouldn't vote for romney for dog-catcher. i will vote for the best candidate (im my opinion), just like everyone else is going to do.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  55. nolegirl

    Isn't it funny how many GOPs read CNN and love to post negative comments.....go back to FoxNews!

    May 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      It's about as funny as your use of a sweeping generalization to point out other sweeping generalizations.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • snowdogg

      FauxNews does't allow commenting – you'll be seeing a lot of the Reich Wingers posting here.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • LifeDream

        A week ago, I went to FauxNews to see how rabid the right (sigheil) wing's vomits would be. Lo and behold, no commenting allowed. Sounds about right....why would they wish to have a discussion that might offer a different viewpoint? Obama 12

        May 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  56. hmcidc

    The Dems are popular because they run on a platform of giving everyone everything they need for free and make the people who actually work for a living pay for it. If I had my way you would have to bring your tax return to vote and if you did not pay tax then you don’t get to vote. How can people who do not pay taxes decide who gets to run the country and decide where other peoples tax money goes? How in the world can ANYONE justify letting someone cast a vote for the highest office in the land without presenting a picture ID card. It all boils down to votes. The democrats know full well that the tax paying public would bounce all of them out on their butts so this is why they are doing everything they can to get the millions of illegals to vote and make it possible for them to vote 2, 3 and 4 times each. This is the ONLY way Obama will be reelected and this is why voter fraud is sanctioned by the government AND mainstream media.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • k

      So a stay at home mother raising her kids shoudl not get to vote?

      May 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose B

      In Canada, you become a registered voter when and only when you file your taxes. Then when you arrive at the polling station they ask to see your birth certificate/citizenship papers and a piece of mail from a government co. ie electric bill showing your permanent address. Pretty fool proof. And your face has to be showing, no burkas allowed

      May 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Russ

    I an a white person who descends from Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island. I have nothing against Mexicans or any people from Central or South America who come here to work. That's what most immigrants came here to do. I do resent Americans who commit crimes, deal drugs, and take up over a million spaces in our prisons, which law abiding tax payers must pay for.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • truthbringer22

      First off everyone who buys anything pays taxes. Example, a simple candy bar! Get your facts straight. GOPers are trully scared that they are now becoming the miniority. Stop using the broad brush to paint everything.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  58. dav1

    It is simple If you want pride and a job vote for Romney
    If you want slavery and welfare vote for obama

    May 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri

      If only it were that simple.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. President

      Funny thing is that I think you have things switched around.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      The only "simple" thing in that equation is you!

      May 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Wolf

    I am hispanic and will never vote for Obama. Texas has always voted for conservatively. Austin and the border communities are the only liberal areas.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • PAUL

      Wolf-No One Cares that Your a Hispanic Minority, voting For Republicans for Texas. It will never make you equal and will never make you A Patriotic White American!!

      May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Despite open hatred shown by the GOP for hispanics, it is sad that some Hispanics still want to vote against their and country's best interest. Chicken voting KFC.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  60. blake

    More far left propoganda from the folks at CNN. How about some news reporting?

    May 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Just another pug for Obammunism from the Communist News Network.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • JohnY

        The good thing Frank and Blake is that you will have 4 more years to complain about President Obama as he will win big over Willard "the cultist non-Christian" Romney.

        May 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Jim

    I just don't get why people are so upset that you need to showI.D. to vote. you can't go to the dr's without it but pick a president you can? just another latino SCAM!!!!!

    May 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      Not everyone who is a legal resident or citizen has a picture ID Jim. I have no problem with a photo ID being required to vote beginning in 2014 so people have time to get the paperwork together to get that ID. To do so prior to this election is simply a way for the Republican's to disinfranchise Democratic voters. Democrats want all US citizens to vote, Republicans only want Republicans to vote. I know that is beyond your capacity but I used as small of words as possible.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Dick Hertz

    This story is bogus. You have to speak ENGLISH to become a citizen. You have to be a citizen to vote. This knocks out over half the hispanic vote. Leeches and traitors shoul have no right to vote at all. Do the hispanics think we're just going to go down without a fight? They're going to reap what they have sown. Pass voter ID laws and Obama is outta here.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • KG

      You do not have to speak English to get your citizenship. You don't even have to be able to read. You can take the test in Spanish and bring an interrupter if you can't read. Get your facts straight.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moncada

      Those requirements affect me in no way!

      May 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  63. BrandonAZ

    "Latinos" were 8% of the vote in 2008. While that number is growing, I would be much more concerned with the White vote for the next 20 years if I were the GOP.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cambridge Ray

      ONE vote can decide an election.

      May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cambridge Ray

      "We now know what the secret Mitt Romney says at his $50,000 per person fundraisers that the public Mitt Romney would never say. Romney demonstrated some competence in campaign math. He told his audience that president Obama's huge lead among Hispanic voters 'Spells doom for us. We have to come up with some kind of Republican DREAM Act. We have to get Hispanics to vote for our party.'".

      May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cambridge Ray

      Hey, Brandon, this is the GOP: You are FIRED!

      May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  64. nolazy

    Only f ools will fall for politician's promises. Remember hope and change and transparency?

    May 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      Just as I remember Read My Lips. So far President Obama is closer to what he said and will cruise to easy victory over cult member non-Christian Romney.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  65. hmcidc

    Soon, Americans will be sneeking into Mexico for work...

    May 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  66. hmcidc

    Looks like the administration needs to get with it and start offering the hordes of Unregistered Democrats amnesty and all the free stuff taxpayer’s money can buy… Whatever we do we must also make sure no state has a law requiring a picture ID to vote. We want to make sure to get as many illegals, I mean unregistered democrats to the polls as humanly possible.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  67. disgustedNY

    Another day another Latino piece on CNN.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Bob B

    Latinos be carefull what you wish for no matter who you vote for. The US isn't what it used to be and is getting worse by the day. Most of you no matter where you come from should go back and try to make it a better place. I don't know if the US is the answer.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • jack

      very true..
      yes voting someone into power does not mean he will serve you..
      the president is suppose to represent us americans..were all ameircans..he is only serving him self..is own agenda..

      May 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • yoyoyo

      Should the Italians and Irish go back too?

      May 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob B

        If they want too, they might have a better life there. With the way our government is not working together it might be a good idea.

        May 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Adrian

    I am originally from Mexico. I came to the U.S. illegally but after 10 years of the application process, I became a legal resident. 5 years later, I became a U.S. Citizen. I know first hand how hard it is to obtain legal residency. While Obama hasn't introduced any type of immigration reform, I much rather take my chance with him, than with Romney who clearly has it out for illegals (like the rest of the GOP). We have to also differentiate Hispanics that have been here for generations and are "Americanized", to those who have been here one or two decades and are now U.S. Citizens' these Hispanics including myself, still have relatives who are trying to obtain residency. They're not going to vote for someone who may jeopardize their relatives chances at becoming legal residents. If Romney thinks that having a running mate that is Hispanic will get him the Presidency, he is dead wrong. Just look at McCain; He thought having a woman was going to be a sure win but Palin opened her mouth and the world realized she was a total moron. OBAMA 2012!

    May 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Congratulations on your citizenship. The country needs more sensible citizens like you, less of "anyone hispanic or black is a lazy freeloader welfare queen" types.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • truthbringer22

        Do you even know what you're talking about? More than half of the welfare cases involve whites. Don't argue with facts and please use them when you make comments like the one you just attempted to put here.

        May 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Jimmy

    Wonder why they support Obama?

    May 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      Because President Obama represents the 99% while Willard the non-Christian Romney represents the 1%.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Peikovianyi

    If inflating the money supply is good for the economy, just think of how good it is to inflate the voter supply.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  72. akaarba

    I hope that Romney can trick latinos into believing he's on their side.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  73. JOH

    Compromise. You're not going to win against the voting majority of Latinos. There's too much. And not all Latinos are Democrats, it's just the current candidates for Republican are far WORSE than the Democrats to a point where we would all feel the pain of it. Democrats are still pretty bad too; but the moral of the story is that all political parties aren't doing you favors, they are out for themselves only.

    Instead of yelling at immigrants and making fun of Latinos, maybe you should have treated them better and listened to their opinions even if they are legal or illegal. Maybe then, they might be eager to listen to your opinions and respect you too.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Listen to what exactly? Amnesty, public funding for illegals to attend college locally while American born kids have to pay out of state tuition, ect...?

      May 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jim

        i tried to listen but they were too lazy to learn English so i didn't understand a word they said. but if you know that lazy persons language, tell them to stop leaching off the system and making the U.S. look like mexico!!!

        May 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      Make no mistake about it. Latinos will do better with the Democrats and Obama than the Republicans, who if they could, would send every one back to the countries that they came from.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Intuitively Obvious

        Russ my man, you have very astute reasoning ability and that should be intuitively obvious to the most casual observer! It is a foregone conclusion from examples of what you are seeing by these anti-Hispanic/Latino posting parties that that is exactly what is actually serving to drive the Hispanic/Latino vote to President Obama in 2012 en masse! The Republicans Don't Like Hispanics or Latinos and would not lift one rich finger to help them if elected to the White House! So, it is actually serving a good purpose here to remind them that the Republicans, the CONServatives are Not Their Friends!! They could care less about a Latino person or a Hispanic other than to obtain their vote and then turn around and get busy to champion and pass laws to profile them and continue to marginalize them. Therefore, No Republicans In The White House In 2012!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!

        May 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Dan G.

    CNN supports and promotes illegals so it doesn't surprise me they also support illegal immigrants voting.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • crazypete

      Dan G. supports complete lack of logic and critical thinking when commenting online. He does enjoy Justin Beiber in real life, and thinks his 4th grade Science teacher is hot. He wants to be a rock star when he grows up.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  75. slk

    if the GOP keeps going after only "their kind- White & Rich", they will loose.
    Native Americans have an Eagle eye on this.
    The majority will vote for Pres. Obama.
    Since the "minority-"white" baby count is wayyyyyyyyyyyy down........seems like the GOP would wake up to the fact
    that they are indeed in the MINORITY.
    oh well.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • JK

      Hate Much?

      May 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      You mean working ppl

      May 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Dan G.

    More votes from illegals and children of illegals.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Real White Chick

      Than I suggest you lay off the carne asada burritos and stick with sloppy joe sandwiches and Hamburger Helper.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Bob

    CNN deserves a special "get out the vote" medal from the DNC. I think if enough fear is created Latinos can turn out in record numbers for Obama.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      And Faux News deserves a special "surpress the vote" medal. They deserve an additional award for being able to lie with a straight face on a constant basis. I think they are almost starting to believe their own BS.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  78. MEME

    WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT LATINOS WILL DECIDE THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE ONES TO COME.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ton

      Ok CNN.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • disgustedNY

      Sorry you need to be a US citizen to vote.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Rick1948

    The Republicans only worry about the non-white folks when they try to sucker them into voting for them. After that, it's "take-take-take" and "you ain't rich so we don't care".

    May 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Foregone Conclusion

      Rick my compadre', you have really hit the Nail Right On the HEAD!!

      May 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  80. BlackDynamiteNYC

    Reason #29582 President Obama will win.......
    BD

    May 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  81. updownin2

    I am classified as Latino. I do not like to be called Hispanic. My Grand Father fought in the trenches in France in WWI, my Father was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in the Island Bouganville in the Solomon Islands in WWII, I served in Nam for two years, My Son was in Desert Storm, My Grand SoNn is in Afgan right now. Just because we have a Spanish surname the media and others think that we are democrats and that we favor amnesty for illegals and desire for them to have all the benefits of regular US citizens. That cannot be further from the truth. Ypu ask any Latino whose family have been here Legally and they will tell you that we are against amnestyt, and would like to see the illegals deported. IT IS The Law. Obama and the democrats will lie and go to any extremes to get the Latino vote so that they can foward their socialist agenda. 80% of us Latinos that have been here over 50 years want them OUT.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      Well, I know that. The media plays on the Latino Americas are for it when actually it is farther from the truth. I have many latino friends and do not care for illegals nor associate with them. The law is the law.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • armando orozco

        I care for them and employ 2.....

        May 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • JOH

        This is true I know a lot of Latinos that simply do not care or do not associate with them, but not because it's against the law. More like they don't know it. Most illegals are pretty good at hiding their status of residency.

        My parents brought me to this country legally but we had no money. I grew up next to illegals and legals alike. Only we didn't caare about the differences, we were all poor and hard-working.

        The reason why people would even consider amnesty to the illegals is that they mostly ran away from their home country that is being tyrannized by drug cartels, whom mostly gets funded indirectly by the USA. Assuming USA is the place with the most money as they are pretty much "paying" the all-mighty drug cartels, it's simple logic for them to want to come to the US. If US became the next Mexico and Canada the next US, most of you would not care if it's legal or illegal. You would jump the borders at all cost in hopes of giving your kids a better life. So all of you who has 'not-so-nice' things to say about illegals or say 'illegal is illegal,' listen carefully.

        The world isn't split in two; it's not white and black. There's all kinds of issues in this world and being legal or illegal should NOT be an issue. First of all, if the person is an illegal, he would have no benefits provided by the feds. Second, he can only take on jobs that none of you would EVER take, so what's the point of arguing that they are stealing your jobs? Do you want to put 5000 chickens in a cage at 3AM in the morning for $3/hr? No, you want a job that preferably pays $20+. Most illegals WON'T get a job like that.

        Another reason why better treatment towards illegals is that a lot of them are hard-working... more so than any other Americans I've met. I'm not saying give them amnesty... but there are better solutions than just kicking them out of the country back into the hands of violent executioners who supply drug supplies to OUR streets.

        Who are you people who think you are better than others? No one is better than the other. THere are only two types of people in this world. Alive or dead. There are no other significant differences between you, me, or anyone else. If you opened your eyes, you would also know most of these illegals are our neighbors in the North, Central, South American continent. Also, majority of our natural resources come from these places where most Latinos come from. It would be pretty stupid to throw them into the dust because you're too ignorant to see that.

        May 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • armando orozco

      I respect your opinion but I dont agree with you...you probably dont get in touch with hard working college students that were brought here as kids and are here illegaly,,,I have 3 kids in college and they will be voting for the first time, and guess who is their choice,,,,,certainly not your gay bashing, latino-hater romney...

      May 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • JOH

        Great point. I've met plenty of illegals in college who paid with the money they saved on their own from working in high school do A LOT better than most students I've met, and I went to a very prestigious high school. Majority of Americans can't even speak/write English well anymore so they really got nothing to suggest they are better than others. Academic ratings for America is what? 10-19? America has nothing to suggest you are better than others except brute force, aka the military. Meanwhile, only a handful hardworking Americans are still trying to keep America a good place to live... but the very illegals who mean no harm are the ones causing them grief. It's not so simple. No one is out to steal your way of life. They are just trying to give themselves a better lifestyle. Wouldn't you do the same if you were in the same situation? Or would you let your sons walk from school only to get caught up with cartel violence? Or would you let your daughters come from the markets ojnly to get defiled by Los Zetas? No, you wouldn't care if jumpinng the borders is illegal or not. ALL OF YOU wouldn't care either if it meant better lifestyle for your kids. Stop talking like your manure is made of diamonds. (btw armando, I'm not talking to you, I'm saying to teh rest of the people). I respect your decisions and I understand it hurts you, but trust me it hurts them more than it hurts you. These illegals will grow up never to really "hang out" with their kids, and it's not by choice like Wall Street banking analysts/strategists. They have to work nonstop, never going to the doctor or the hospital, never buying the type of food they want to eat but osmething that is cost effective, not able to buy something for your child on their birthday.

        May 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adrian

      lLa gente unida jamas sera vencida! obama for yo momma!

      May 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerardo

      Are you a white hispanic?

      May 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russ

      I don't believe this post is legitimate. I think it's a plant by a Republican.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      Glad to hear you are supporting President Obama who has deported more illegals in 3 years than President Bush did in 8. Welcome to the winning team!

      May 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Guest

    I'm very tired of seeing ads and signs in Spanish. When are Latinos going to start speaking English, this is America and we speak English here. My parent immigrated from Greece, they learned english and taught us english. When I lived in Germany, I learned German and when I got transferred to Italy, I learned Italian. Get off your lazy carcasses and learn our language.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • nate

      Why should they when everyone caters to them.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • unknown

      You know what is irritating. We are spanish classes set up in Texas for kids each class teaching english separating from the American kids. Isn't that segregation? They need to be legal and speak english to attend our schools.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • unknown

        *we have

        May 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        The school here teaches a full day in English, followed by a full day in Spanish, alternating each day. ALL students attend BOTH languages no matter what language(s) they speak at home, and all students come out of elementary school bilingual.

        May 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      LoL I am sure you never saw any English language signs in any of those foreign countries you visited(sarcasm). . . they must have just been catering to lazy Americans right? get real

      May 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • chirosd

        catering to American tourists eric, not people who live there permanently. come on.

        May 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ikarus

      You are greek stop complaining you're an immigrant. The spanish speakers have been living in the south of USA before English was being spoken before there was a USA. Texas specially maybe you guys are afraid to history repeat of what happen in Texas maybe you do not remember but it was taken over by a bunch of illegal immigrants that came from USA.
      If you had said you were from england I would understand since this lands have been mostly fough by the english and spanish but you're a 3rd party from Greece.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damian

      That is is very true.............and the ads in Spanish are beyond blatant pandering.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • lionhart

      I can guarantee you if we bordered Germany there would be lots of things in German. Businesses write things in Spanish because they have Spanish speaking customers plain and simple. Get use to it.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeepguy6

      So I am guessing you don't like capitalism. Because those billboards are put up by private corporations that want to attract customers. You can't really blame Latinos if a company wants to do that. Or are you against capitalism? If you don't like them, don't read them. Simple as that.

      No I am not Latino, I just wonder why people get so offended by stuff that doesn't concern them. Just live your own life.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Lazy americans are the ones staying at home collecting food stamps and welfare.
      We have to blame the government for that. People prefer to stay home and collect all they can.
      Women have babies to stay on welfare and get food stamps.
      Those are your lazy folks. Go out to a foodstamps office or welfare office and you will see
      people in nice cars asking my tax money.
      I am Hispanic or Latino, what ever you want to call me; I have never got a free check or voucher
      for food. I am also a proud Navy veteran who proudly served his country for 20 yrs.
      Stop profiling hispanics.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • sdfgf

      @guest

      Or, you know, stop being an intellectual corpse and try learning something new instead of crying like a child about how you have to be exposed to it all the time. I'm sure you have the basic capacity to learn a few more words, no?

      May 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • disgustedNY

      I am tired of the dual English/Spanish and would like to put an end to it. Corporate is the one promoting it.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOH

      When Americans themselves don't speak English properly/write well, why should they?

      Also, UK is a good example of what a country does when there are a lot of immigrants/tourists/neighbors with a variety of languages. Learn the language! Just because you're too dumb to learn Spanish? Spanish is EASY! You know English right? Learning English and Spanish are similar! They came from Latin roots, meaning a lot of the words you would recognize if you used your head and actually think for a second. Also, if you learn Spanish, you are immediately at an advantage compared to other Americans for the sole reason you can speak English and Spanish.

      You can get into immediate contact with a lot of the manufacturing/distributing organizations in Central America and South America that is just THRIVING with natural resources. You can make money doing so and even create jobs down south, making lifestyle slowly better for people that live there; therefore less people become illegals.

      Instead of sitting there and making noise like a baby, do something about it instead of complaining. No one is going to hold your snobby bratty hands forever.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hold On There

      Hey buddy, did you forget that America is comprised of ALL races, ethnicities, and languages? It is not an English only speaking country! If you want that go to England/Great Britain! This country was founded upon immigrants and others who have helped to enrich the lives of many Americans and have put food on their table by the fruits of their hard labor. So don't give me that crap to learn English. You and those who think like you are the reason Latinos and Hispanics are overwhelmingly Voting For Obama in 2012 if you really want to know. There are many other ethnicities besides Hispanic/Latino within this country that still speak their native tongue and proudly I might add.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • JOH

        Even in England, they speak French and Italian and some places even German. Some parking garages have signs written in 3 different languages. And this is in the heart of England, in London.

        May 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddie V Garcia

      Amen!....Help make English our official language by visiting.... TRIPLE W dot proenglish DOT org

      May 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cambridge Ray

      "Guest: "I'm very tired of seeing ads and signs in Spanish."

      Go back to Greece, study Democracy (specially freedom of speech) and then you may come back.

      May 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  83. CNNTom

    Let me guess, they'll vote for whatever candidate relaxes immigration laws. Then I'll end up paying for all of them.

    May 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • nate

      Exactly!! It is no different than any liberal voter though. What can you do for me? Please promise me the world and I will think you are doing me a favor.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Damian

        Gneralize much? I"ll have you know there are plenty of voters who are liberal on some issues but are not big on paying more taxes to support immigrants. In fact if the conservatives weren't so out dated on reproductive and civil rights they'd probaboly get more votes. Too bad they were hi-jacked by the religious right in the 70's.

        May 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Your statement was an example of pure, honest and simple "common sense"
      There is absolutely no place for that type of thinking in this discussion.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      Just like conservatives vote for whoever screams loudest against taxes and abortion? pick your poison... It is fun lumping people into easily disparaged groups. . . whee!

      May 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • jeepguy6

        great post Eric!

        May 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnY

      And the corporations will keep their money out of the US and avoid taxes while using the USA for their dumping ground and I get stuck with that bill. Corporations palute the waters and soil killing our neighbors all over the country but it is cheaper to pay for those deaths than having to clean up the mess. Another bill for the taxpayer!

      May 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  84. liz48

    The issue for citizen latinos is that the anti-immigrant sentiment extends to them even if they are legal. I am an Asian and I sense the hostility of some people of other races...sadly in certain geographical areas like central Virginia, the sentiment seems to be most profound among voters one would profile as far right wing Republican....without much education and fans of Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Fox News!

    May 29, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  85. PuRacist

    When was the last time the vote actually gave this country a president that accomplished the things he was supposed to. I know that a few pulled metiocre and some have managed to fool a few into thinking they were good, But I can't think of any in recent history that were really effective in the whitehouse. I would go so far as to say that they most were actually wasting the nations time,money, and opportunity. How come we are still following with this party line herding to poor choices and very limited selection. I see it as clear as day and the solutions are simple. Why does it continue when it will only lead to bad ending. Told you so and you should've listened.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • bubi

      Your expectations are unrealistic. Life is not Hollywood and there is no silver bullet for solving difficult issues piled through the last half century of US history. World is also much different place than one in the movie, no action heroes, historical moves. Four years is not enough to change anything, especially if you need to change idealistic representation of the country and reality in people's mind. More education and science can help, but I know that is too long and painful for most.

      May 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  86. fabny

    4 yrs of nothing and we are gullible enough to probably doom our country with 4 years of the same. Yes Obama show those pearly whites and put on a tie and woo us.Tell us how great you were. Want to plan for the future?, learn chinese !! that's where the jobs will be.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  87. cameo35

    ................................................ IF OBAMA NOT RE-ELECTED TO OFFICE, YOU CAN BET HE WILL USE HIS PRESIDENTAIL AUTHORITY TO GRANT ANMESTY TO MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS IN AMERICA BEFORE HE LEAVES................................................................AND THATS A GOOD THING!

    May 29, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Mona

      Hope not. Part of my family originated from South America and I'm a Dem, I would leave the party if he granted amnesty. The Dem party would never get another vote from me.

      May 29, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jose Cruz

      I resent the notion that all Latinos are PRO – ILLEGAL immigration . I am an stanuch supporter of legal entry into this country . Why is that illegal immigration is the first focus on the Latino USA agenda ?

      May 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Whatever it takes to get them all either on the tax roles or out of the country.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eddie V Garcia

      That won't happen but if he SNEAKS it in then the new president CAN REVOKE IT!!!!

      May 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  88. DM

    Yeah i guess if you are of a certain color you elong here in America. America was founded on immigrants. So if kids where brought here when they were babies what fault do they have? Blame the parent dont blame the innocent child and expect him to go back to his country if this is the only country he is ever known. Sad how people think they deserve more privilidges than others. You to will be judged one day.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  89. cameo35

    ....................... As a latino from New England.................I can assure you that 99% of us are going to vote for Obama. Conn., New york , Mass. , Rhode Island ,New Jersy, New Hamshire, Vermont, Maryland.............

    May 29, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • EKIA

      Fortunately, 99% of you are illegal and can't vote anyway.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jose Cruz

        I know many Latinos in NEW YORK CITY that will not be voting for OBAMA in NOVEMBER . Including myself .

        May 29, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Medallion

        I also know many Latinos in NYC who WILL be voting for Obama, including this one.

        May 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Medallion

        I can tell you have done a lot of research to come to that number. We really need to do something about the education system in the USA......

        May 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Cambridge Ray

        EKIA: "Fortunately, 99% of you Latinos are illegal and can't vote anyway."

        Let's see, there are 51 million Latinos in the US and 99% are illegal??? That would be 50,490,00 illegal latinos.

        ps: Your HATRED shows.

        May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • mcf335

      Pues,in numbers there IS strength,but as per "PMN"'S response; The law IS the law. I LOVE South America, learned
      to speak Spanish when 15 years old in Caracas & welcome ALL who enter according to the same laws that my Father
      adhered to back in the 1920's. Please explain what exempts those who choose to get here without respecting those laws?
      Is this a privileged, chosen, special group that makes this OKAY?

      May 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Hey-ypu

    I say Rick Perry would of won through the latino vote.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • aztecmother

      Rick Perry just showed everyone how ill-prepared he was for the top office when he ran for the GOP nomination. He also got thrown under the bus when the far right learned that he had signed legislation that allows illegal immigrant children who have graduated from high school to pay in-state tuition for college.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Immigration

    When it comes to solving the 12M already here, a leadership with clear cahone' is mandatory to pull a 'reagan-86' regardless of party hardlines stalemate-quo.
    Otherwise keep singing the same old hatred and fearmongering 'latino this, foreign that' kumbaya till kingdom come.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  92. Mona

    There is no such thing as a race or ethnic group called Hispanic and Latino and there is a growing backlash against using this "fake" group for political gains. Many in this so called group do not favor the Dream Act, are against illegal immigration and view themselves as just regular Americans with the same issues as every other American. In a few years, their numbers will counted by actual racial breakdown which makes more logical sense in this illogical system of keeping tabs on groups. Why can't all Americans just be viewed as caring about the same issues instead of being some made up special interest group?

    May 29, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  93. Charlie

    Why would illegals or famililes of illegals be allowed to vote? I just don't get it. So much fraud. How the US is even still around is beyond me.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Melisa

      I guess you just do not get it, they are talking about LEGAL citizens.

      May 29, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Melodykari78

      Umm, ever heard of a place called Puerto Rico? It is this little territory of the U.S. where people can move to the states...legally.

      May 29, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Medallion

        Hmmm, NO, Puertoricans cannot vote in the USA's general election. Only their local representatives, they dont even have a senator or H.rep, only a rep that has no voting rights in congress.

        May 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  94. dkhhuey

    Can't wait to watch Etch A Sketch Mittens try to walk back on his endorsement of Arizona's SB1070 as a model immigration policy he would implement on the Federal level if elected! Oops!!!

    May 29, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  95. Tee

    More CNN racist insider.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  96. matdaniel

    It is even laughable the way politicians play with Latinos, and how politicians wrongly believe that the Latino support is such as important. President Obama opted for fight for sodomites and lesbians instead of doing something for millions of illegal immigrants. There is no reason at all to expect any change from Obama about this issue, on the contrary, under president Obama the deportation of illegal immigrants has increased much more than in any other previous administration.

    Latinos who believe that president Obama will do something for illegal immigrants are leaning on the wrong support, because there is not any. And even worse for the illegal immigrants, the same Latinos who are able to vote, usually want to stop illegal immigration because the illegals take their jobs.

    In the past, in Washington DC, it was a director of a Latino community center, who decided to run a a politician because @there were thousands and thousands of Latinos living in the district, but he forgot that most of them were illegals and can't vote, so he lost big, he lost his job as a director of such a center as well.

    The Latino vote might provide some push to the results, but it is not such an essential. We can't lean on what Univision or any other Latino TV broadcasting say about the importance of the Latino vote, because ion their news and programs they avoid the use of the word "illegal" and these TV stations and radios try to scare the Latino community with messages that such and such politician is against "immigration", something that is a deceived information given, because no doubt that if any politician -regardless of the political party- is against, it is against ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

    Obama as president must be against ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and the current deportations in his administration demonstrates this fact. So, immigration has never been an issue but ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is.

    Latinos must become smart and stop listening the lies of Latino broadcasting and newspapers, and vote for the candidate who will take care for better education, economy, and social life, so, they better vote for Mr Romney.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • updownin2

      Good Post. As a person with a Spanish surname whose family has been here legally for over 100 years I agree.

      May 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jorge Sedano

      Copy paste alert .. copy paste trolling...

      May 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • aztecmother

      Matdaniel the sodomites and lesbians you talk about are citizens of the United States who whither you agree with their life style or not are being discriminated against. They are simply asking for the same basic rights of other citizens join the army, get married etc.. are not afforded rights under the Family Medical leave act and they are not allowed to sponsor their partner, or their partner’s children for immigration purposes. In some states they can’t even adopt children or have different rules that do not pertain to the rest of the citizens.

      As for fighting the fight on immigration how do you expect him to push such legislation? The votes are not there!! Even when the Dems had the Senate and the House the blue-dog democrats would of voted against such legislation. The current economic situation doesn’t allow for such action.

      As for being mad at Obama because he is deporting illegals well I’m sorry about that but everyone who has ever come over illegally know’s the consequences of their actions. As for children who have been brought when they were children I believe strongly that they must not be deported. They had no say so on that matter and should be except from deportation. They are more American then they will ever be Mexican, Salvadorian, etc.. But for the grown folks who knew too well about the consequences they can’t be crying know..

      As for voting for the candidate that will take care of education, economy, and social life do you really think Romney and the current GOP care? You are listening to what they are offering right?

      Economy – cute taxes for the rich.. We tried that all ready and it drove us into a recession
      Education – cute spending on education
      Social life – get ready for Taliban way of life

      May 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  97. rmgonzo

    Obama all ready showed his hand with the dem on not passing any of the comp imm. bills,they are using the immig. as pawns. tell them after the next election . idiots

    May 29, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  98. TrueCitizen

    More La Raza propaganda from CNN

    May 29, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  99. Cosmo

    Obama will promise things that he will never do to get the votes.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr. President

      And tell me the last President to do this?

      May 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • truthbringer22

      Funny. Gop will just steal the election! Remember the Bush years.

      May 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  100. roberto ramirez

    dedicated over 40 yrs to assist immigrants. concened over "path to citizenship" when speaking about "Dream Act"
    an immigrant first has to legalize his status and then wait for the qualifying period to apply for citizenship
    anti immigrant persons are misimorned when we imply that illegal immigrants will be bestowed U.S. citizenship.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
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