President Obama pointed out the vacuousness of Romney’s position while speaking to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
The President rebutted Romney’s assertions that he hadn’t done anything on immigration. “Just six years ago,” the President said, “an unlikely trio, John Mccain, Ted Kennedy, and President Bush, came together to consider comprehensive immigration reform. I, along with a lot of Democrats, were proud to join 23 Senate Republicans in voting for it. Today, those same Republicans have been driven away from the table by a small faction of their own party.”
That line drew applause from the crowd, which is not a good sign for the effectiveness of Romney’s Thursday speech in bridging the huge polling gap he has with Hispanic voters…
Most devastatingly, though, the President exposed Mitt Romney’s dance on the DREAM Act as the empty spectacle it is. “Your speaker from yesterday has a different view,” the President said. “In his speech, he said that when he makes a promise to you he’ll keep it. Well, he has promised to veto the DREAM Act, and we should take him at his word.”