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Majority of Latino voters want Obama to finish what he started

LatinaLista — After the last debate, President Obama said in an interview that the election boils down to one issue: trust.

According to Obama, it’s who the American people trust more that will determine the election, but I don’t think so.

President Obama speaks to Iowa rally.

If this was Obama’s first time running for office then, yes, trust would be an overriding factor since both men would be unknown to the American public. There would be no records to compare and criticize and no broken promises made, but that’s not the case in this election.

The American people, and the world, do know Obama and what he accomplished and what he couldn’t accomplish. So, in my opinion, the election is less about trust than it is about getting things done.

It’s common sense that Obama will make good on his promises not kept in his first term, or at least wear thinner kid gloves when dealing with House Republicans. A second term president doesn’t have to worry about walking on egg shell re-election dreams or worry about plummeting popularity polls.

Of course, this spells bad news for the GOP who want to dismantle any accomplishment by Obama, short of erasing him from the history books, even when independent studies show that what he has accomplished so far is projected to help the American people.

For example, in the Dallasnews.com article: Retirees need a bit less savings for future health care needs, study finds (Editor’s note: The article, unfortunately, is behind a paywall.)

The Employee Benefits Research Institute Wednesday reported retirees will need a little less in savings set aside for health care because of the 2010 overhaul law known as “Obamacare.”

The law narrows the “donut hole” in Medicare’s optional prescription drug coverage, where retirees bear a larger share of the cost of the medicines until they reach a ceiling where government insurance resumes.

Since its last analysis in 2011, EBRI reported the law would mean retired couples need one to two percent less to be at a midpoint in adequate savings.

Even President Obama envisions a more successful second term — and he knows who will give that to him.

In an interview with the Des Moines Register, President Obama acknowledges Latinos will play a pivotal role in his re-election:

“Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.”

Whether it’s because of Latino support or following through on a failed promise, President Obama, in that same interview, said he foresaw immigration reform coming to fruition.

And why not?

Everyone knows a second term president holds the cards in his hands to get things done for one simple reason — the American people re-elected him to finish what he started.

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