Remember this video from yesterday? Willard Romney refused to say whether or not he would repeal President Obama’s new immigration policy.
He also said this:
Bob Schieffer: So he [President Obama] did it for politics.
Romney: Well, that’s certainly a big part of the equation.
Poor Mitt. His memory is shorter than his… WaWa switcheroo.
But when it comes to immigration, perhaps no presidential candidate has politicized the issue more than Romney has over the past five years — during his 2007-2008 bid and during his current one.
Indeed, the issue was a clear way for the former Massachusetts governor to prove his conservative credentials. And it was a weapon he used — often with success — against John McCain, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich, all of whom had supported some liberal policies toward illegal immigrants. [...]
And during this cycle’s GOP presidential primary, Romney hammered Perry on the fact that young illegal immigrants in Texas qualify for in-state college tuition rates. [...] And after Gingrich began to see his poll numbers climb in the fall of 2011, Romney knocked Gingrich’s call to give illegal immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for years a chance to gain residency status.
Talk about switcheroos.