“Does Kobach Speak for Romney?” asked the Wall Street Journal’s Jason L. Riley, noting that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been pretty quiet about immigration lately while his informal adviser on immigration issues, Kris Kobach (in photo), has been anything but. “The Wall Street Journal left multiple phone messages asking the campaign to clarify Mr. Kobach’s role, but no one got back to us,” Riley wrote, also noting the role of Kansas’ peripatetic secretary of state in the GOP platform’s calls for finishing a border fence, mandating E-Verify and ending in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. Recalling that President Bush won more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2004, Riley wrote: “Apparently, some Republicans believe that President Obama’s 35-point lead among Latino voters is too narrow.”
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