Mitt Romney Appears on Face the Nation to Not Answer Questions About Immigration

We said it a few days ago. Yes, the President's move to shift immigration policy was a purely political move to win votes and as a result of it, the GOP's immigration message has been muddied. Now we have Moderate Mitt Romney toning down his rhetoric from the primaries (self-deportation and vetoing the DREAM Act, anyone?) and now talking like he is a DREAMer without really saying anything.

Here is some classic politics-speak here. Don't say anything by saying everything. It was a very simple question that Romney just didn't have the cojones to answer.

Here is just part of the transcript:

SCHIEFFER: “[W]ould you repeal [Obama’s immigration] order if you became president?” …

ROMNEY: “This is something Congress has been working on, and I thought we were about to see some proposals brought forward by Senator Marco Rubio and by Democrat senators, but the President jumped in and said I’m going to take this action … [H]e was president for the last three and a half years and did nothing on immigration. Two years he had a Democrat House and Senate, did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis. What I would do, is I’d make sure that by coming into office, I would work with Congress to put in place a long-term solution for the children of those that have come here illegally.” …

SCHIEFFER: “But would you repeal this?” …

ROMNEY: “[M]y anticipation is I’d come into office and say we need to get this done, on a long-term basis, not this kind of stop-gap measure. What the president did, he should have worked on this years ago, if he felt seriously about this he should have taken action when he had a Democrat House and Senate, but he didn’t. He saves these sort of things until four and a half months before the general election.” …

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