Latinos made history Tuesday night becoming 10 percent of the United States electorate for the very first time.
By all accounts it was the Latinos who gave President Obama the edge over Mitt Romney to win the elections and become the 44th President of the United States.
Latinos voted 71 per cent for President Obama and 27 per cent for Romney.
Exit polls conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center, a Project of the Pew Research Center, said Latinos overwhelmingly believed that President Obama represented their interests far better than Gov. Romney (http://goo.gl/wVcwF).
Most impressive for Latinos were President Obama’s programs regarding the economy, healthcare, education and foreign policy, including the promise that he will fix the current immigration situation.
And although more Latinos were deported under President Obama's first presidency-- a last minute action by President Obama allowing children of unauthorized immigrants to apply for work visas and to go to college for the first time, made a difference for Latinos.
By the way, most Latinos said that unauthorized immigrants should get a chance to legalize their status.
At 52 million strong, though, Latinos are known as “the reluctant voters” because not all Latinos who are here legally have registered to vote. Yesterday only 12 million voted.
In other words that sleeping giant called “Latinos” is still waiting for that force that will get them to register and vote and to join the others who voted last night.
The possibilities are endless.
Together with African Americans, single women, and the young, Latinos are ushering an America that is making people sitting around the kitchen table scratch their heads and ask, what are we missing?