Rob Sanchez headed his blog about Jan Brewer`s signing of SB1070 Gov. Brewer Got the Hot Potato,
but the potato isn`t that hot as far as the voters are concerned:
Immigration Law Breathes Life Into Brewer`s Re-Election CampaignBy Katie Cobb
Published June 12, 2010Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 3, 2010, after a private meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP)Only nine months ago, politically speaking, Jan Brewer had flatlined; the Arizona governor`s approval rating was at 22 percent. And as recently as three months ago, a Rasmussen poll of likely voters showed her trailing her likely opponent, state Attorney General Terry Goddard, by nearly 10 points in the runup to November`s gubernatorial election.But voters in the Grand Canyon State have been singing a different tune since April, when Brewer signed SB1070 — the state immigration law that has become the focus of a national controversy.[More]
Immigration enforcement is really popular with American voters, although less so with the media, and with businessmen who donate to politicians.
Ten years ago on VDARE.com, Peter Brimelow wrote in a note
on Enoch Powell
`s career, that
[I]n the early 1970s, it was commonly said that if Britain had had the U.S. system, with popular-vote primaries, Powell would have become President. No-one ever denied he had overwhelming popular support.Now, in the U.S. with all its primaries, presidential candidates are afraid to raise the immigration issue.The real lesson of Powellâ€™s career: come on in, boys, the waterâ€™s fine.