Open Border Zealots Hagel/Bloomberg may siphon Open Borders support!
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May 17, 2007, 04:27 PM
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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.