Note to ambitious GOP pols: There’s an opening on the right against amnesty
Now that GOP presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and even Rand Paul** have embraced some form of legalization for illegal immigrants, doesn’t that create a rather gaping hole for an ambitious Republican pol to run for President oppoing it? Even if you didn’t give a fig about the (to my mind) persuasive arguments against current amnesty proposals, the opportunity would be almost too juicy to pass up: You could be the sole candidate championing the party’s substantial anti-amnesty wing against a vote-splitting array of candidates falling in line behind the elite consensus … Pointy-headed, Washington candidates, you might call them, who’ve never tried to find a good paying job in today’s economy competing against cheaper and hungrier undocumented workers from abroad …
Suppose you only got 25% of the primary vote–you might win, but in any case you’d have a big impact, make a big name for yourself and (unless you flaked out) give yourself a semi-permanent role in the debate. It’s almost a lock. A “special pathway” to prominence. You get to jump the queue.
Any takers? Gov. Walker? Sen. Cruz? Sen. Sessions?