Skip to comments.RNC official: Romney still deciding position on immigration reform
Posted on 05/08/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Republican National Committee attempted to walk back a potentially bruising, botched response Tuesday after an official said Mitt Romney is still making up his mind on immigration.
"As a candidate, to my understanding, he's still deciding what his position on immigration is," said Bettina Inclan, the Republican National Committee's (RNC) director of Hispanic outreach.
Inclan was speaking at an RNC event unveiling six new regional staffers who will direct Hispanic outreach in swing states. But asked how the RNC will speak with Hispanic voters about immigration, Inclan said she couldn't speak about what policies GOP candidates would put forth. "He's talked about different issues," she said of Romney. "There's a very diverse opinion on how to deal with immigration."
During the GOP primary, Romney tacked to the right on immigration. He embraced parts of Arizona's controversial immigration crackdown, vowed to veto the DREAM Act path to citizenship (though he later said he'd make an exception for the military service portion) and spoke of "self-deportation" as the solution to the millions of illegal immigrants who are living in the United States.
A Fox News poll released in March showed that Hispanic voters prefer President Obama to a GOP candidate 6-to-1.
Inclan said Hispanics are disappointed with Obama's lack of progress on immigration, saying that the election would be a referendum on Obama's record.
"The reality is this president has deported more Hispanics than any president in American history," Inclan said.
Within minutes, as Inclan's comments started spreading on Twitter, RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski stepped in and said Inclan's comments had been misconstrued.
"We never said the governor is still deciding on immigration," Kukowski said. "I want to make sure we are exponentially clear."
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Romney, are you now reaching for your Etch a Sketch?
***”I want to make sure we are exponentially clear.”***
Mmmmm....that’s a new one - “exponentially clear”.
How about this for a position on immigration reform - ‘I intend to fulfill my Constitutionally mandated obligations first and foremost, and will not tolerate taxpayer’s hard earned contributions being used to reward those who have violated our laws.’
This moron is just trying to run out the clock. Thanks to the Elite, Dem landslide in Nov.
No he isn’t. He as a stupid politician is deciding how to frame the lie to the American people.
So this is Romney’s second campaign for president and he’s still trying to decide what his position on immigration is — yeah, right. More like he’s trying to see how much socialism/anti-sovereignty he can get away with and still win.
Just pick one position Mitt. You can always change it later if it’s not working for you./s