Thursday, May 10, 2012


Now that all the excitement over the possibility that Marco Rubio might be considered as vice presidential timber for Mitt Romney — he’s still in the running, I suppose, but the Villagers have stopped cooing over him like he was Justin Bieber — there’s still the matter of where Mr. Romney actually stands on Latino issues.

There was this clarification from the Romney camp:

“I think as a candidate, to my understanding, that he’s still deciding what his position on immigration is,” she said. “So I can’t talk about what his proposal’s going to be, because I don’t know what Romney exactly — he’s talked about different issues. And what we saw in the Republican primary is that there’s a very diverse opinion on how to deal with immigration. So I can’t talk about something that I don’t know what his position is.”

Shorter version: “Hang on, we’ll get back to you when we know what it is. All I can tell you is that whatever President Obama’s position is, we’re the opposite.”

And that, my fellow Americans, is leadership.