Time for Romney to separate himself from Kobach

As Mitt Romney tightens his grasp on the Republican Party’s nomination, political observers are counseling him to moderate his stance on illegal immigration. He has called Arizona’s tough law a “model” and said “the answer is self-deportation.” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped write the Arizona and Alabama laws, has been an unpaid adviser to Romney. But Romney recently won the endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who has said the Arizona law “is not a model for our country” and is working on a GOP version of the DREAM Act to help high-achieving high school students who are illegal immigrants. And if Romney wants Latino votes in the fall, he should separate himself from Kobach, advised Bob Quasius, the founder of Cafe Con Leche Republicans. “Avoid all associations with extremists,” Quasius told ABC News. “Obama will hang Kris Kobach around his neck in the general election.”