Behind Giuliani in the poll is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 15% supporting him. Sarah Palin who is launching a bus tour in hopes of running, came in with a whopping 13%. Ron Paul pulled in 12%. Herman Cain brought in 10% support and Newt Gingrich: 8%. Michele Bachmann came in with 7% support and Tim Pawlenty, only 5%. Santorum came in with a meager 2%.
Although he says “we shouldn’t stop what we’re currently doing” to secure the border, Johnson rejects the idea of building a fence or deploying the National Guard as “a whole lot of money spent” without much effect. Instead, he thinks, we should create “an easy way to come across the border documented.” He defends Bush’s botched immigration package — “amnesty is not citizenship,” he reminds us — and warns against the “vilification of foreigners.” Comparing worries about illegal immigration to Cold War–era red-baiting, Johnson dubs immigrants “the new Russia.”
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