While the Pew Hispanic Center reports that the Democratic Party continues to hold a large advantage in party identification among Latino registered voters, the party’s Achilles’ heel of economic failure and financial paralysis could turn into the point of differentiation that could earn Republicans the Latino trust and vote. The opportunity is sizable given that six-in-ten (62%) Latino registered voters say they identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while one-quarter (25%) say the same for the Republican Party- a Democratic advantage of 37 percentage points; according to the Pew Hispanic Center. In 2008, Hispanics’ 2-to-1 support for Barack Obama’s presidential bid was credited with making the difference in four crucial swing states: Florida, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada. Also, it is estimated that 21.5 million Latino citizen adults will be eligible to vote in November 2012, up from 19.5 million in 2008. 21.5 million Latinos whose #1 issue is the same as it is for the rest of America, the economy. Tuesday’s debate in New Hampshire showcased the Republicans’ focus on economic transformation and promises of bold action plans. “The answer is to cut federal spending…and have a balanced budget amendment” said Romney, while Cain brought much attention to his catchy plan, “It starts with throwing out the current tax code… this is why we developed 9-9-9” and a surprisingly quiet Perry boldly highlighted President Obama as the issue “[President Obama] is the biggest deterrent to get this country back on track” said Perry.
2- Demand transparency from the Fed and fire Ben S. Bernanke.
3- Balanced Budget Amendment. We are spending 40% more than we take in. Cut back on the spending so we get back to balance.
4- Repatriation. Reclaim American of Jobs and Claim energy independence.
5- Save Medicare by dumping Obamacare.
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