Perry’s Tuition Stance Makes Him the Only Electable Candidate - Page 3
In an email to the National Journal, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush concurs with Gov. Perry, claiming in-state tuition for children of some illegal immigrants is a "fair policy." According to a statement from the National Journal, not only is Bush a supporter of this law, Floridian Sen. Marco Rubio is also a supporter of the law. This has to come as a surprise to many conservative and Tea Party members.
Listen to what Jeb Bush declares “If Bush and Rubio represent the future of the Republican Party, which is inevitably intertwined with winning favor in the fast-growing Hispanic community, then what does it mean when a rock-ribbed conservative like Perry can’t take a moderate stance on immigration? Perhaps no other issue bedevils the Republican Party as much.” Bush and several Hispanic Republicans have explicitly attempted to warn Republican candidates against making the in-state tuition policy a wedge issue, but this has not stopped Gov. Romney from possibly alienating the fastest growing portion of the electorate.
This has become a valuable weapon against the Texas governor in the primaries, but Perry has taken this issue and made it his own, and in my opinion, becoming the only person that can win an election against President Obama; and the argument has not even touched on Romney’s other general election problem.