Open Border Zealots Hagel/Bloomberg may siphon Open Borders support!
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Chuck Hagel is considering an independent presidential run with New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Personally, I think it is very unlikely they'd do as well as Perot did —even with similar spending(which moneybags Bloomberg could easily manage).

Just so VDARE.COM readers understand what Hagel is about, look at a story about some of his recently proposed legislation:

Joining several proposals already on the Congressional table is one from Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) that, like some others, includes a provision to allow more of the controversial visas.

Their bill also would remove the annual cap of 20,000 for holders of advanced degrees and allow exemptions for H-1B applicants with ”medical specialty certification based on post-doctoral training and experience in the United States.”

What it would mean is that the major party candidates would be competing for a voter base that was even more prone to immigration restriction than usual—because with their stands, Bloomberg and Hagel won't attract any of the folks concerned about immigration restriction—except the most ill-informed and superficial(Hagel does have good hair which in the era of TV is worth some votes).

I expect this is a bluff to get support for McCain or Giuliani—who in reality are more inclined to compromise on social issues like immigration or abortion rights than the religious right would like.

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