Apparently, all the current crop of presidential candidates ranks poorly on the issue of illegal immigration. So, some of the top people who advocate cracking down on illegal immigration are lining up behind the candidate who is not as bad as the rest.
Mitt Romney collected the endorsements Wednesday of the architect of Arizona's immigration-crackdown law, marking the final step on a journey that has taken him from lukewarm support of legalization to the Republican presidential field's most ardent opponent of amnesty.
"Romney stands head and shoulders above the crowd," Kris W. Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state and the architect of the Arizona law, told The Washington Times, praising Mr. Romney for treading where other Republican candidates have refused to go. "Immigration is one of those issues that will appear to be a hot button -- some elected officials who are afraid of offending anyone will avoid taking tough stands on immigration, and he took a tough stand."
Mr. Kobach's endorsement follows those of other leaders in the immigration crackdown movement, including Bay Buchanan, who ran Tom Tancredo's presidential campaign in 2008 and who is the sister of former presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan.
Is illegal immigration an issue to watch in the 2012 presidential race? If so, then all the candidates need to get a clue and get serious about protecting America.
Read the full story at The Washington Times.
Check out the ranking chart at Numbers USA.