Perry’s Position On Illegal Immigration Is Worrisome
Perry was in Mexico City on a trade mission intended to strengthen Texas and Mexico's economic ties through trade, investment and energy initiatives, especially renewable energy.
"I don't think this is that difficult of an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all of the mean rhetoric and really talk about what is a solution to this issue," Perry told a news conference.
Regarding immigration reform, Perry highlighted the importance of developing a foolproof biometric identification system to track individuals and to ensure that they pay taxes and "live within our laws."
He suggested offering renewable, 24-month visas for those who follow such requirements and "incarceration and/or deportation" for those who do not.
He added that, under such a system, he would support a "free flow of individuals between these two countries who want to work and want to be an asset to our country and to Mexico." (You may read the entire article HERE.)
Does that sound like a conservative candidate for President of the United States? More importantly, does that sound like a man who would actually DO something to secure the US/Mexico border, stop the flow of illegal aliens into the US across that border, and enhance the security of the United States? No, it doesn’t to me, either.
As a conservative voter I am still looking for a candidate I can vote for and expect that that candidate will have a fair chance of besting Obama in 2012. I am as frustrated today as I was at this same time in 2007.
I am not a fan of Romney but I am beginning to believe that he will, in fact, be the republican nominee for President. However, I still do not believe he can win against Obama.
There are two camps among the candidates, in my opinion, who want Romney to be the GOP candidate. They are: the Romney camp and the Obama camp.
I am convinced that the Romney camp believes conservatives will, in the end, vote for Romney as a vote against an Obama second term. At the same time, I believe the Obama camp believes it can overcome Romney in the election because history teaches that voters will vote for the real thing every time over an imitation.
Perry is in trouble with conservative voters. His decline in the polls will become even more pronounced in the coming days. Romney AND Obama are counting in it.
J. D. Longstreet