I sure didn’t see that coming. McCain? The guy who flew back to DC six months ago so he could vote for amnesty for illegals–that McCain? Wow. That says to me that the illegal immigration issue isn’t nearly as big a deal as the media and punditocracy have made it out to be for the last four or so years. McCain is the leader of the band when it comes to favoring leniency on illegals. So now suddenly that’s no big deal to Republicans? The only way that could be is if it was NEVER that big a deal for Republicans. Anyway, it’s his nomination now, and I think his “narrative” (as is suddenly the fashion to call his combination of character and backstory) is strong–and in presidential elections, personality/narrative counts for a whole lot. Though he is more conservative, Romney has no compelling narrative. So at least we have that goin’ for us.
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