Mitt Romney allowed Wednesday that he wouldn’t mind if voters regarded him as the Mexican American candidate in the 2012 presidential election.

The Republican made the tongue-in-cheek remark during an exchange with a TV interviewer for Univision, a network aimed at Spanish speakers, who raised the question because of the Mexican heritage of Romney’s father.

George Romney — auto company president, Michigan governor and 1968 Republican presidential aspirant — was, in fact, born in Mexico, where his parents lived in a Mormon community.

Jorge Ramos, a Univision TV anchor, asked if that could allow his son to claim that he’s of Mexican American descent and possibly become the first Hispanic president.

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