President Barack Obama recently told the Des Moines Register that if he wins the 2012 Presidential Election, it will largely be the product of his strong lead among the nation’s Latino voters. Although the comment was originally made off the record, the Obama campaign agreed to allow the newspaper to use everything said in the interview, according to Fox News Latino.
“The second thing I’m confident we’ll get done next year is immigration reform,” President Obama said. “And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt. 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.”
As the end of the campaign season comes near, both candidates are trying to sway the voters who remain undecided. Republican candidate Mitt Romney has largely alienated the Latino population, allowing President Obama to gain momentum and gather support from these voters.
The Obama campaign has been under scrutiny after the President failed to deliver on this first-term promise of comprehensive immigration reform. To combat the negative feedback, Obama’s administration produced a 20-page booklet describing his proposals should he be elected to a second term of office, Fox News Latino reported.
In the interview, President Obama also predicted that if re-elected, his administration and lawmakers will overhaul immigration law within the first year of the second term, the source reported.
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