October 22, 2012
Comedian Paul Rodriguez speaks to a crowd of Mitt Romney supporters outside a Romney campaign office in, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. Romney officials argue that Hispanics, who suffer from a 9.9 percent unemployment rate, more than 2 points higher than the national rate, are naturally drawn to the GOP ticket. But some Romney supporters are pessimistic that Republicans can make inroads with a population that, many polls show, favors Obama by a 2-1 margin.
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Elizabeth Alvisar is exactly the sort of voter Mitt Romney needs. A victim of the brutal economy in this swing state, the 30-year-old tax preparer has been out of work for months. She's a foe of abortion and gay marriage, and was naturally drawn to the Republican ticket.