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Romney Bravely Takes No Position on Arizona Ruling

Romney Bravely Takes No Position on Arizona Ruling
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Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, in Arizona for a fundraiser, reacted to the Supreme Court’s ruling on S.B. 1070 by bravely not saying whether he agreed with the ruling or not. He also boldly criticized President Barack Obama for not being bipartisan enough.

“Today’s decision underscores the need for a President who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy,” Romney said. “President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this President.”

Romney did not mention steps that Obama has taken, such as his decision to suspend deportation proceedings for undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children.

Romney said that “I believe that each state has the duty–and the right–to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities.” He did not, however, say how he squared that view with the definitive ruling by the Supreme Court that states do not, in fact, have the right to make their own immigration policy, nor did he indicate what policy changes he would support in building a comprehensive immigration plan.

“As Candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office. But four years later, we are still waiting,” Romney added, without making any statement as to what his immigration plan would be.

Romney has been put in a precarious position by his own past statements and by demographic changes. Romney had taken a hard-line anti-immigration stance during the Republican primaries, saying he would veto any attempt to legislate the DREAM Act, and calling on undocumented immigrants to “self-deport.” He even courted Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, one of the architects of the Arizona law, as an adviser during the primaries.

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9:05PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thank you for article.

9:05PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thank you for article.

9:04PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thank you for article.

3:48PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Well now there is a man of conviction. The conviction to say anything to get elected.

9:28PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

I really don't know what Romney stands for except that he keeps changing the subject and bashing Obama. I shudder to think what our country will be like if Romney is elected.

7:51PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

What a man Willard Romney is. What courage he displays. My late grandmother could kick his ass up and down every street in town dragging her oxygen bottle behind her. Just what we need for president a gutless wonder.

5:52PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Hr really takes no position on anything and never has. Except to bash Obama.

3:35PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

As I just said about the last article on SB1070, Romney's a Republican, so what do you expect? That would make him, WHAT? YES! AN IDIOT!!

3:06PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Has he answered anything about anything yet? Does anyone know of any position he's taken on anything? That's what his presidency would be about --- NOTHING!

2:27PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

@Linda M, 10:45 a.m. Yes, I've often thought I'd vote for Gene J. for president. And I thought I was the only one!

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