May 30th, 2012
09:06 AM ET
8 years ago

'Sleeping giant' Latino vote yet to awaken

Editor's note: As President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney court the Latino vote, CNN takes an in-depth look at this complex and diverse community, what matters most to Latino voters, and how their vote will influence the November elections.

Washington (CNN) - The first Latino president of the United States already has been born.

Henry Cisneros, the former San Antonio mayor who was secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration, made the suggestion three years ago in an interview with the Spanish-language news service EFE.


Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. gt

    all anybody wants is a matter what race..

    May 30, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. truindep

    already been born – Yeah but is he/she legal ?

    May 30, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Democrats unite, Republicans are trying to deny the Latino vote by classifying them all as illegals and we're not going to let that happen. Romney said "self deportation" is his answer to removing Latinos from this country which almost sounds like he's saying if they don't vote for me then they're out of here.

    May 30, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  4. Mario

    Mexican – American VOTE will Play a big roll in this presidential election. Obama is the ONLY one fighting for our civil rights. Romney and his Tea Party Republicans and their republican State keep fighting to take our votes away. Rubio represents Latin/Cuban community and not the Mexican American community. Obama 2012

    May 30, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  5. Dvet

    As long as he is not a tea party conservative republican.

    May 30, 2012 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Finally change is coming

    May 30, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  7. Sydnium S. Washington

    Move beside China, Latino voters.

    May 30, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  8. Sandy

    How is the Latino vote up for grabs when Obama presently has 70% backing of Latinos?

    May 30, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    We Latinos are early risers.
    We've BEEN up,Know what time it is, eyes wide-open, and ready to vote for President Obama...again.

    May 30, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |