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In a conversation that was meant to be off the record, President Obama spoke candidly about why he’s confident he’ll win a second term in the White House.

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He told The Des Moines Register that Mitt Romney is failing at rallying the Latino vote, largely in part because his policies are not conducive to the Hispanic community.  

Obama said:

“Since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt. 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.”

Earlier this week, The Des Moines Register complained about not being able to share their phone interview with Obama with their readers. However, the White House eventually gave in to their demands.  

The HuffPo reports:

The statement was part of an interview that the White House never intended to go public. The president talked to the editors at the Register on condition that the conversation be kept off the record. The paper complained, asking for some explanation for why they couldn’t print what the president had said (the campaign said it was the White House’s call). The paper ended up taking their complaints public in a blistering blog post on Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning, the Obama campaign relented.

The HuffPo reports that there was nothing really striking about the interview.


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