President Obama shared his vision for the future of America's economy with state and local Latino leaders at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Orlando. Fla.
The speech was a victory lap for the president, who's enjoying a boost among Latinos since he announced his administration will no longer deport certain young illegal immigrants.
He told the audience that the Republican plan to fix the economy won't work.
"We don't need more top down economics," he said. "What we need is a better plan for education and training and energy independence, innovation, and infrastructure that can rebuild America."
Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney spoke to the group yesterday, saying he would veto the DREAM Act, a vow the president promptly pounced on.
"Your speaker from yesterday has a different vision," Obama said. "He has promised to veto the DREAM Act, and we should take him at his word."
Obama said he agrees with Romney that the presidential election is about the future of America.