In its latest issue due out on newsstands tomorrow, TIME magazine states on its cover: "Why Latinos will pick the next president."
Will they? Demographic changes over the last decade suggest that Latinos will at least have heavy sway in the November election, not only in stronghold states like California, but especially in swing states like Nevada, Colorado, and the emerging battleground state of Arizona.
TIME has posted an introduction to the story, available online to subscribers, along with a link to an interview with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, whose recent requests that fellow Republicans tone down their immigration rhetoric has met with some skepticism. There's also a nice gallery of portraits of a few of Arizona's Latinos voters, taken in Phoenix. An excerpt from TIME.com: