As I’ve said before, I doubt Marco Rubio can straddle the politics of immigration reform. That’s not a criticism of Rubio. It’s simply a recognition that a growing majority of the country is simply too far from the base of the Republican party to be straddled by any but the most able of political animals. Now, in response to a draft release of President Obama’s immigration reform plan leaked to USAToday, Rubio is out with a press release saying the plan would be “dead on arrival” if it came before Congress.
That news is considerably worse for Rubio than it is for Obama.
It will hard for Rubio not to end up being against what he claims to be for.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.