Ramos, who broadcasts in Spanish and is one of the most watched anchors in the United States and across Latin America, said Republicans have squandered commonalities with Hispanics, such as opposition to big government and abortion, and instead made themselves enemies of immigrants.
It's a sentiment shared by Guy Sideboard, who was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Tampa as a boy.
"As a Latino, I believe in hard work," said Sideboard, a bilingual information technician. "But there are many Latinos who don't have many opportunities, and I don't think Romney can relate to them at all."
Gamboa reported from Washington. Associated Press writer Sam Hananel in Washington contributed to this report.
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