The republicans are rightfully in trouble with the hispanic voters for their ridiculous behavior with respect to immigration. The only way a republican nominee would have a chance to become president is if they could split the hispanic vote. Unless they make a major change in their objection to comprehensive immigration reform, the only way they could do this is to nominate a hispanic for president or vice president. It is doubtful that there is a hispanic candidate that could make it through the republican primaries to become that party’s nominee. But I can well imagine that the VP candidate could be hispanic and maybe even a female hispanic.
So the way for the Democrats to neutralize this strategy would be for them to nominate a hispanic for vice president too.