Slate: Klausfiles: McCain’s Last Stunt?

Slate: Klausfiles

McCain’s Last Stunt?

Mark Krikorian, who knows as much about immigration politics as anyone, sticks by his conclusion that McCain, not Obama, would be “more likely to get an amnesty through Congress.” His reasoning is similar to that of Democratic Rep. Artur Davis: Without a Republican in the White House actively promoting legalization, Republicans in Congress will be free to coalesce in opposition to any Obama legalization push. … You also have to wonder: If even John McCain’s lifelong (and only temporarily suspended) campaign for legalization doesn’t get him much support among Hispanics–whocurrently seem to prefer Obama 2-to-1–will Republicans in general finally give up on the cynical Rovian dream of using immigration liberalization to win over that growing ethnic group

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