Monday, April 16, 2012

The Coming Flip Flop, Cont'd

The Data Guy knows how to read polls.
Predicting that immigration would become a much larger issue in the fall campaign, Romney told his audience, "We have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party," warning that recent polling showing Hispanics breaking in huge percentages for President Obama "spells doom for us."

Romney said the GOP must offer its own policies to woo Hispanics, including a "Republican DREAM Act," referring to the legislative proposal favored by Democrats that would offer illegal immigrants a limited path to citizenship, to give Hispanic voters a real choice between parties.


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7 comments:

Right Wingnut said...

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Right Wingnut said...

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Anonymous said...

Romney also made lots of left wing talks during his 2002 race for governor. In the end, he governed conservative. Its not what he "talks" but what he does at the end that's matter.

Anonymous said...

Rubio has his own Dream Act proposal. My guess is Romney is going to use it as part of his platform.

Joel2012 said...

Where is the talk by Romney you are referencing? I would like to read it's full content before responding. Thanks!

Joel2012 said...

From what I have investigated online so far-

Predicting that immigration would become a much larger issue in the fall campaign, Romney told his audience, We have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party, warning that recent polling showing Hispanics breaking in huge percentages for President Obama spells doom for us. Romney said the GOP must offer its own policies to woo Hispanics, including a Republican DREAM Act, referring to the legislative proposal favored by Democrats that would offer illegal immigrants a limited path to citizenship, to give Hispanic voters a real choice between parties.

These comments appear to be coming from crib-notes written by some reporters who were eavesdropping at a private fund-raiser. From what I gather, Romney also stated the following-

By November, the economy would trump immigration as a driving issue for Hispanic voters, and he vowed also to remind the Hispanic community that, despite promises of comprehensive immigration reform by Obama, Democrats ultimately fell short in passing legislation in their two years in control of Congress and the White House at the start of the president's term.

I am deliberately leaving out quotation marks for now until I can confirm these were his actual words. I also am using the same caution in regards to the original comments in the body of this article.

leighrow said...

I believe Romney's plan is to talk about expediting the process to become a U.S. citizen. It currently is an expensive time consuming process. Revision of the process would appeal to all people including hispanics. Illegal immigrants would still have to get in line like everyone else. This to me,sounds like a reasonable solution. I think citizenship through U.S. military service could be another option.