Updated Jun 18, 2012 - 7:45 am
Romney doesn't overreact to news of new immigration policy
Congratulations to Mitt Romney for not being overly reactive!
Friday on the show, we talked about the fact that as the GOP candidate for President, you should be prepared with a swift and definite response to the President's new immigration policy.
I was surprised that the Romney campaign wasn't more "ready" with an answer, if for no other reason than that it would make him "look Presidential" -- a phrase my co- host hates, by the way.
Instead, at a series of campaign stops in the Northeast, a region Romney knows well, he deferred.
His response, when it finally came out, was tempered, and thoughtful. He said the issue of kids of illegal immigrants, children who entered the country without a choice, is difficult. He said it deserves a lot of thought.
These things are true.
Romney went so far as to say that he isn't sure how he would change this policy, should he be elected.
He is completely correct, and yet making this statement puts him at odds with a lot of Republicans, many of whom make his "base."
It was brave. And thoughtful. And Presidential.
Karie Dozer, Host, Karie & Chuck