California RaceHighlights SplitOn Immigration
The success of Mr. Gilchrist's single-issue campaign reflects more than the mood of the 48th congressional district in Southern California's conservative heartland. It serves as a metaphor for the deep schism among conservative voters nationally -- and within the Republican party leadership -- over what to do with 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
For so many people this IS the issue. So many problems stem from the lack of enforcing our laws that people are ready to vote for someone based soley on the promise to solve the illegal immigration problem.
After that the school funding "crises" is lessened, the overcrowded jails are not quite so crowded, (or hopefully still crowded but with our criminals rather than Mexico's) livability is improved with a lower crime rate, health care costs stabilize and we can stop printing everything in Spanish!