The Romney campaign said they are changing course and essentially rebranding, if you will, but if this is the change they are touting, then, um, they have already lost before starting. Mitt Romney had a great chance of delivering a knock-out speech on immigration during his appearance at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Monday, but he fell short, by not offering any specifics, as usual.
“For years, Republicans and Democrats seem to have been more interested in playing politics with immigration than with actually fixing it,” Romney said at the event in Los Angeles. “Candidate Obama said that one of his highest priorities would be to fix immigration in his first year in office. Despite his party having majorities in both house of Congress, the president never even offered up a bill. Like so many issues confronting our nation, when it comes to immigration, politics has been put ahead of people for too long.” Source
Wait, didn’t Sen. Mitch McConnell loudly proclaim his goal is to make Obama a one-term president and they have stonewalled the president at every turn? Despite all the stonewalling, President Obama did support and push for the Dream Act, which a majority of Latinos supported, but it fell short of cloture in the Senate in December 2010, which can hardly be blamed on the president.
Mr. ‘Self-Deport,’ didn’t offer any new solutions during his speech today. He just keeps saying he will fix the immigration problem. Really? How?
“Instead of playing immigration politics with these children, I will pursue permanent immigration reform, and I will start by ensuring that those who serve in our military have the opportunity to become legal permanent residents of the country they fought to defend. What about everybody else? More of the usual nothing from Mitt Romney.