Thursday, October 25, 2012
The race is on. Just 10 days to go. President Obama is on a mission. He is driving hard, making sure that he doesn't loose any votes that he has won so far. Romney's mission is to steel those votes. The Obama campaign feels confident that if the election were held today, at least 50% of the people in the states of North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada would vote for him. The President is on a 48 hour fly around starting in Iowa. No sleep. Less than 2 weeks to go and the race is just too close for anyone to rest.
One faction of voters that the President feels confident in winning is the Latino vote. Immigration reform will be front and center next year, and the President now is openly admitting that next year will be the year for immigration reform. Obama also openly states that while he will be pushing hard for immigration reform, his challenger Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community. In a revelation that shows the President is serious about immigration reform, he has recently met with a coalition of religious leaders in an effort to broach immigration reform next years. Once the President wins re-election, the two political parties will reach an agreement over the fiscal health of the United States.
Bush tax cuts are set to expire, the sequester and a commitment from Obama and Romney to reduce the deficit will be reality.