Herman Cain: “I could not support Rick Perry”
In this society of relativism and constant change, it is simply amazing how opposition to illegal immigration and to the legalization of illegal aliens has become an unmovable position on the Republican right. No Republican presidential candidate can get around this barrier any more (though McCain with despicable dishonesty managed to do so in 2008). Any candidate who is weak on border security or law enforcement, or who gives the slightest sign of leaning toward amnesty under rhetorical cover of opposing it (and Republican voters have become hawk-eyed in this respect), will be unacceptable to the GOP, period.
Indeed, anti-illegal immigration is such a firm dogma now among Republicans that second tier (but rising) candidate Herman Cain lays down the law and announces that he could not support first-tier (but sinking) Rick Perry because of the latter’s GW Bush-like positions on illegal immigration. Politico reports:
Herman Cain said he could not support Rick Perry if he is the Republican nominee for president, citing a “basic fundamental difference of opinion” on border security.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 28, 2011 06:52 PM | Send