“...Romney had to be tough as nails against illegal immigration to be competitive in early Iowa because of that states GOP politics, only to have it hurt him in the general election.”
The vast majority of Republicans will not support a candidate who rewards illegal activity.
If rewarding scofflaws is the future of the Republican Party, screw ‘em.
The scofflaws [the majority voting in 2012 - legal parasites feeding off a conservative host] just got 4 more years.
They're "rewarding" themselves.
Fighting each other isn't a winning strategy.