Will there be an Hispanic presidential candidate in Barack Obama's lifetime?
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he is "absolutely certain" there will be a competitive Latino candidate for president in his lifetime, adding that the growing number of Latino voters will push for more representation in politics.
"Just look at the demographics," he said at a roundtable with Latino news outlets, including HuffPost Latino Voices. He added that the Latino population is "growing faster than any other population. â€¦ With numbers comes political power."
There are a few possible future candidates already in the political arena, including Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. No Latino has ever made it to the White House, although at least one has entered the race. Bill Richardson, a former New Mexico governor, made a bid for the White House in 2008. Had he won, he would have been the first Latino president of the United States.
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