Mitt Romney has a problem with Hispanics.
The presumptive Republican nominee trails President Barack Obama among Hispanic voters by more than 2-1, a deficit large enough to cost him the presidency as it did John McCain four years ago.
Some of his problem comes with the Republican brand, from his own tough talk on illegal immigration during the Republican primaries. Either way, Romney has to find a way to close the gap or lose. Among the options: a conservative version of immigration reform, a Hispanic running mate and plenty of grassroots courting.