Mitt Romney seems confident that he has the nomination, and is now aiming his rhetoric at Obama. Certainly, if a Republican nominee has a hope of beating Obama, that nominee must, unlike McCain four years ago, be willing to take on Obama. But on what basis does Romney oppose Obama? According to Fox News Latino:
The former Massachusetts governor attacked Obama’s record on immigration on Monday, blasting the president for failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform or the DREAM Act -which would legalize the status of people brought to the country without proper documents as minors, who enroll in college or enlist in the military- when his party held majorities in both houses of Congress.[Romney Attacks Obama on Immigration Ahead of Wisconsin Primary, Roque Planas, Fox News Latino, April 3rd, 2012]
But is Romney attacking Obama for failing to pass the Dream Act or for promoting it in the first place?
"He campaigned saying he was going to reform immigration laws and simplify and protect the border and so forth, and then he had two years with a Democrat House and Democrat Senate and a super majority in each House, and he did nothing," Romney said Monday at a Wisconsin town hall meeting, according to CBS News. "So let the immigrant community not forget that while he uses this as a political weapon, he does not take responsibility for fixing the problems we have."
Kris Kobach, you´d better be counseling your man Mitt on a daily basis.
Of course the article has to get into Latino Vote Hype:
But as Romney prepares to take on Obama, some think he will have to boost his standing among Latino voters, many of whom feel passionately about immigration. Advisers to Romney say it will be difficult for him to beat Obama without winning at least 35 percent of the Latino vote, the Wall Street Journal reports.
A Fox News Latino poll of likely Hispanic voters conducted in February found that Romney mustered only 14 percent of support from respondents in a head-to-head matchup with Obama. The same poll found 90 percent of Latino voters support the DREAM Act, while 85 percent of Latinos favor establishing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Romney has shown no sign of reason on legal immigration:
Romney opposes the DREAM Act as currently written and providing a large portion of the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship, but he has sought to emphasize that he supports measures to encourage legal immigration, such as raising visa quotas and allowing some foreign students to remain in the United States.
During his Wisconsin speech on Tuesday, Romney voiced enthusiastic support for the United States to recruit more students with advanced degrees.
"Staple a green card to their diploma - welcome to the United States of America!" Romney said. "We want those people in our country."
Mitt, we have enough people in our country. We don't need more, whether they enter legally or illegally. How about calling for an immigration moratorium? Now that would shake up the establishment!