His Hand Forced By Obama, Mitt Romney Etch-A-Sketches On Immigration | Talking Points Memo

President Obama put Mitt Romney in a political box Friday when he circumvented a congressional blockage and implemented the spirit of the DREAM Act through executive action. With no other choice, Romney finally started talking about immigration — and showcased an emerging general election message that’s much different from the hardline anti-immigration rhetoric that was a key component of his primary campaign.Romney took a timeout from his bus tour stop in New Hampshire to criticize Obama — albeit tepidly — for his immigration move. He also expressed support for the man trying to rebuff immigration hardliners within the GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

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