Hey look, John McCain, the cosponsor of the hated McCain-Kennedy immigration bill just won the New Hampshire primary. And Mike Huckabee, who won Iowa and is nominally the national frontrunner, has at best a pretty mushy immigration record.This sentiment is further evidenced by last November's local and state election where, nationally, immigration failed to be the galvanizing (ne, distracting?) issue the GOP strategists have promised their candidates it would be.
It may just be that like last year and in the special elections early this year, the anti-immigration vote is confined to the limits of Fox News?
The sound you hear is Republican consultants rushing to find a wedge issue before November.
Immigration is a proxy issue in a vacuum, fueled only by the economic uncertainty never addressed by the same political leaders talking the most about our immigration "problems."