October 1, 2011
DID IT MATTER TO SEGREGATIONISTS THAT STROM THURMOND HAD MULATTO KIDS?Is Romney's Immigration Stance 'Old News' or a Potential Vulnerability?: His attacks on Gov. Rick Perry have struck a nerve with conservatives, but he also has deviated from conservative orthodoxy on the issue in the past. (Beth Reinhard, September 30, 2011, National Journal)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney--whose attacks on rival Rick Perry for backing college tuition breaks for children of illegal immigrants have hit a nerve with conservatives--has tripped over the immigration issue himself.
While consistently decrying "amnesty,'' Romney made statements before his 2008 campaign in which he seemed favorably inclined toward legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to eventually earn citizenship.
And then there were those embarrassing revelations in the heat of that campaign about the illegal immigrants tending his own lawn.
Posted by oj at October 1, 2011 9:54 AM