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Romney Reveals Immigration Position During Debate

Picture of chameleonIn the debate between Republican Presidential candidates on 18 October (find video here), Rick Perry went after Romney on immigration. He said that Romney had no credibility because “you hired illegals in your home and you knew about it for a year.” Romney pointed out they were not his employees:

“And let me tell you, it is hard in this country as an individual homeowner to know if people who are contractors working at your home, if they have hired people that are illegal.”

That part of Romney’s answer sounded pretty good; but he made a telling remark during his argument with Perry. Romney explained his reaction when he found out that the lawn care contractor had illegal aliens working on his lawn this way:

“So we went to the company and we said, look, you can’t have any illegals working on our property. I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals.”

Romney’s reason for insisting on the illegals being removed from the crew that worked on his lawn—one year after he first knew about the situation—was: “I’m running for office.” Really?

Would having illegals work on Romney’s lawn still have been OK if he had not been running for office?

Romney’s adaptability on immigration reminds me of Romney’s positions on life. He had a pro-abortion position when he was governor of a liberal state; now that he is campaigning for the Republican nomination to the presidency of a right-of-center country, he has a pro-life position.

Would pro-abortion still be his position if he were not running for president?

Romney, like a chameleon, colors himself according to his circumstances.

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21st October 2011 4:46 AM - Posted by | Abortion Reasoning, Immigration, Republican Primary | , , , , ,

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