Florida Hispanics' frustration with Obama is jobs
Today Santiago delivers part time for Pizza Hut.
"It's not enough. I'm just getting by," the brawny 40-year-old said on a recent afternoon.
This Orlando suburb has rapidly grown in the past decade, mostly due to an influx of Puerto Ricans like Santiago, and it will be one of the most contested areas of Florida in the 2012 election.
Some here say the president needs more time. "I'm already at the point where I don't know if I can give him more time," Santiago said.
Across Florida — indeed, the country — stories like Santiago's are common. Collectively, they represent a major challenge to Obama, who won two-thirds of the Hispanic vote in 2008 but has seen his standing drop precipitously among this increasingly powerful voter bloc. (story here)