"Despite the manufactured hysteria, it's a narrow-based concern, at best."
"Americans are tired of going to war, so a tempered approach to dealing with Iran is what most independents want."
"Foreign-policy issues have a tendency to make presidents appear more presidential, which is not what you want to happen if you're Mitt Romney."
Will Mitt Romney match the 38 percent of the vote that Republican congressional candidates won among Latinos in 2010?
Republicans (108 votes)
He'll do better: 39%
He'll do the same: 40%
He'll do worse: 21%
"President Obama has made no friends with religious Catholics. Latinos are the most religious of Catholics in America today, and priests will work their parishes."
"Obama's record is not good with Latinos, and if Romney does a good job of highlighting that, Romney can build on that 38 percent."
"The terrible economy has hurt the Hispanic community harder."
"Of all people, a venture capitalist like Romney could have made the positive case for immigrant entrepreneurs in the context of the American Dream. Instead he pandered to the base. Wrong on policy, and politically unnecessary."
"If he gets 38 percent, he'll probably be president. He understands the importance, but he still needs to dig out of the hole he dug during the primaries by running to the right of noted liberals Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich."
"His immigration policies are a problem for him with Latinos, and he knows it. What is not known is if Obama's economic problems trump Romney's past positions."
"He'd be lucky to get 38 percent after all his hard-core anti-illegal positioning in the primaries."
"It won't matter if Latino turnout continues to trend significantly below their registration."
"The rhetoric of the primary will hold down the vote, but this may be moderated by [Sen.] Marco Rubio's alternative to the Dream Act."
"Unfortunately for Romney, Republicans have sent a direct message to Latinos over the past six years: "˜Go home, America isn't for you.' "
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