April 15, 2009

YOU DON'T GET TO LEAD THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN PARTY BY SPEWING HATE:

GOP back to wooing Hispanics (JOAN VENNOCHI, 4/15/09, globe.com)

According to TheHill.com, a congressional newspaper that publishes when Congress is in session, ''Romney believes that one way to attract more minorities to the GOP is to pass immigration reform before the next election, saying the issue becomes demagogued by both parties on the campaign trail.'' The article also quotes Romney as saying, ``We have a natural affinity with Hispanic-American voters, Asian-American voters.''

This could be extreme political repositioning, even for Romney.

As governor of a blue state, he once said he favored a sensible path to citizenship. Then came the 2008 presidential campaign. During primary season, Romney hammered rivals like John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee for being soft on illegal immigrants. As a national candidate, he embraced a ship-them-back-home, tough-guy approach, even after it was reported that he employed a landscaping company that relied on illegal Guatemalan immigrants to care for his own lawn. When U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado -- who made a tough stand on illegal immigrants the centerpiece of his presidential campaign -- dropped out of the race, he endorsed Romney.


And both were non-starters.

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