Of course, grassroots candidate John Hostettler would be better than either of the candidates the GOP Establishment wants to run: seeÂ Bye-bye Bayh And Amnesty. Hello Hostettler And Immigration Moratorium? by James Antle on VDARE.com.We`ve noticed this before—it`s a sign of the bipartisan nature of the problem and the non-partisan nature of organizations likeÂ VDARE.com and NumbersUSA. To give you an idea of how this can work out, when Al Gore was a Tennessee Congressman, he had an A- record on immigration, whereas Fred Thompson, an arch-conservative from the same state, had a C.Of course Al Gore had to change once he went national—and a Democratic immigration moderate might still be part of a Democratic supermajority in a party committed to amnesty, and better at enforcing party discipline than the party of John McCain.
Sen. Evan Bayh`s (D-Ind.) surprise retirement announcement sets up the possibility that the more restrictionist candidate in the general election to replace him may be the Democrat. . .The Republican darling of the GOP establishment and the media is former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.). And he is thought to have a strong edge to beat whomever the Democratic candidate is.But the career immigration record of Republican Coats is a "D" — compared to a "C" for Democrat Bayh.That compares badly with the three Indiana Democratic Congressmen who might win the Democratic slot. Here they are (with career immigration grade): More]