Romney’s immigration stance created an enormous gap among Latino voters.
The biggest discussion within the GOP now is how to court more Latino voters into the party. Romney won less than 30 percent of all Latinos, and one exit poll in Florida said he even lost Cubans, who tend to be extremely conservative.
You don’t have to win Latino voters over as a whole, but you have to cut the gap. Bush won 44 percent of Latinos in 2004 and that allowed him to have victories in Nevada and New Mexico.
Barack Obama’s administration has deported more illegal immigrants then any president before, but you wouldn’t know that listening to the campaign, because the GOP’s flawed immigration position nullified this point.