Presidential candidates court Hispanic voters on TV tonight
The Hispanic vote could make or break the candidate's dreams of the presidency. A record 10 million of them are expected to hit the polls. And with a near even split, along party lines, and many undecideds, what they hear tonight could certainly hePhoto: Video by fox4now.com
Fort Myers, Fla. - The Hispanic vote could make or break the candidate's dreams of the presidency.
A record 10 million of them are expected to hit the polls.
And with a near even split, along party lines, and many undecideds, what they hear tonight could certainly help make up their minds.
A packed house at the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber luncheon.
Business today, but tonight politics on the menu.
Mitt Romney opening up to the country's Hispanics on the Spanish-language TV Wednesday night. On Thursday, it's President Obama's turn.
"I hope the candidates help a little bit more the small business," Juliet Winokur tells us.
"You have to look on the side of moral values, moral values that's basically what I'm voting," says Byron Lopez.
Business owner Alex Irigoyen wants the rhetoric left aside and for both candidates to get down to the issues.
"I don't expect a president that can promise a laundry list of issues to be resolved but just a handful. The most important, critical issues we have in the moment are jobs, unemployment, defense our security, our education," Irigoyen tells us.
A recent controversial comment by Romney... that he'd have a better chance of winning the election if he were Mexican not expected to be addressed.
It's a comment that doesn't seem to effect these voters.
"It doesn't it really bother me."
"During a campaign, there are many things that are being said, maybe they're not being said in the right moment, not put in the right context... What the voters have to do is go do their homework," adds Irigoyen.
Those interviews are tonight and tomorrow on Univision at 10pm.
The candidates will of course answer in English -- and their responses translated