Rubio could... but it's all about the policy.
Yes and No-- Hispanics tend to be socially conservative (Hence why Gay Marriage can't pass in California). A lot of them are fervent Catholics.
A majority of both Hispanics and Catholics in the 2012 exit polls supported gay marriage and the legalisation of abortion in all or most cases. Contrary to popular belief, Hispanics are slightly more socially liberal than whites as a whole.
And Obama won a majority of Catholics twice in a row.
I disagree on the surface, I will have to look at the numbers.
When you look at abortion most people in the U.S. even though they are prolife do support an exception for RI and Health of mother. However that is not the democratic position or the Obama position which is abortion for any reason at any time which only 26% of support. You keep on twisting this to support your side, and your view. But the posistion of most American's is the same as Romney's.
Hispanics are more socially conservative as whites as a whole
Hispanics are well-known to be pro-life; in fact, one poll showed that only 25 percent of them support legal abortion.
Prop 8 While a slim majority of whites voted against it, 53 percent of Hispanics and 70 percent of blacks voted yes and won its passagehttp://latinizenow.com/
Further you can't use Hispanics as a monolithic group--Mexicans tend to more conservative, PR's more liberal. Cubans a mix of both. (hence why prop 8 failed in Cali)
In Texas (mostly Mexican Hispanics), 46 percent of Hispanics say they are conservative, 36 percent moderate and 18 percent liberal. The hot button is immigration.
Although Latinos are more conservative than many other groups in their views on same-sex marriage and abortion, these issues do not predict the party they affiliate with.
Nationally, Latinos identify more as Democrats than as Republicans by more than 3 to 1, according to the Pew Research Center. The Democratic advantage is even higher in states such as New York and New Jersey. And there are variations among Hispanic groups; this is not a monolithic voting bloc. Puerto Ricans identify more as Democrats than do Mexican Americans, for example.
Cuban Americans are the only group of Hispanic origin to prefer the Republican Party, though their attachment to the GOP is declining. For example, in South Florida’s Miami-Dade County, where approximately half of all Cuban Americans in the country reside, Republican identification among that group dropped from 68.5 percent in 2004 to 59 percent in 2008. Cuban American Republicans are more likely to say they are “pro-choice” and are more supportive of government-provided health care than Mexican American Democrats.http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-latino-voters/2012/10/05/c61d5bc8-0271-11e2-8102-ebee9c66e190_story.html
You have to look at each group separately
Mexico - yet while it has long embraced socialist parties, abortion is illegal nationwide.