Could Latinos actually warm up to a caudillo candidate like Donald Trump?

Among the small cadre of political observers who believe Trump may actually do well among Latinos is Ruben Navarrette Jr., a syndicated columnist who focuses on Latino issues. “Hispanics for Trump?” he asks in USA Today. “Oh yeah. Get ready. That’s a thing.”

Navarrette has three main arguments: Trump’s Republican rivals are tiptoeing around immigration issues and “when you flinch, Hispanics notice”; Trump’s hard line on immigration actually “is not a deal killer with all Hispanics, many of whom want stricter border security”; and Hispanics are actually pretty similar to other Americans and “what appeals to many other people about Trump also appeals to them.”