What’s Romney’s Stance on Immigration?

It depends. This game will help you figure it out.

So you’re Mitt Romney. Congratulations! How do you feel about immigration? This game will help you figure it out.

‘,
connects: {
‘2’ : ‘No.’,
’rounding’ : ‘Yes!’
}
},
2 : {
html: ‘

Is it 2005-2008, back when you first ran for president?

‘,
connects: {
‘3’ : ‘Yes’,
‘4’ : ‘No’
}
},
3 : {
html: ‘

You’re running for office, for Pete’s sake! Stonewall! Did that work?

‘,
connects: {
‘5’ : ‘No’,
‘phew’ : ‘Yes’
}
},
4 : {
html: ‘

Is the primary over yet?

‘,
connects: {
‘self’ : ‘No’,
‘6’ : ‘Yes’
}
},
5 : {
html: ‘

Is McCain your main rival yet?

‘,
connects: {
‘self’: ‘Yes’,
‘7’ : ‘No’
}
},
6 : {
html: ‘

Here’s an idea: how about saying nothing at all! Did that work?

‘,
connects: {
‘phew’: ‘Yes’,
‘8’ : ‘No’
}
},
7 : {
html: ‘

Are you still gunning for George W. Bush’s endorsement?

‘,
connects: {
’rounding’: ‘Yes’,
‘self’ : ‘No’
}
},
8 : {
html: ‘

Are they asking you about comprehensive immigration reform, with a path to citizenship for most undocumented people?

‘,
connects: {
‘self’ : ‘Yes’,
‘9’ : ‘No’
}
},
9 : {
html: ‘

Are we talking about the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship only for certain immigrants who were brought here as children?

‘,
connects: {
‘rubio’ : ‘Yes’,
’10’ : ‘No’
}
},
10 : {
html: ‘

So this is about Obama’s Department of Homeland Security directive promising not to deport DREAM Act-eligible immigrants?

‘,
connects: {
‘rubio’ : ‘Yes’,
’rounding’ : ‘No’
}
},
rounding : {
html: ‘

“I don’t believe in rounding up 11 million people and forcing them at gunpoint from our country.”

‘,
},
phew : {
html: ‘

Phew!

‘,
},
self : {
html: ‘

Self-deportation for everyone!

‘,
},
rubio : {
html: ‘

This one’s easy to beat: just run around in circles and yell “Marco Rubio!”
}
},
{});
});

 

Front page image:  Gaston De Cardenas/EFE/Zuma; Photos: Landscaping: Jack Amick/Flickr; Peace for immigrants: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr; Romney in 2008: Brian Rawson-Ketchum/Wikimedia; Stone wall: Fourdee/Wikimedia Commons; Romney smiling: Gage Skidmore/Flickr; 2012 GOP primary contenders: DonkeyHotey/Flickr; Border scene: Robin Kanouse/Flickr; John McCain: Dan bennett/Flickr; Romney looking worreid: Gage Skidmore/Flickr; George W. Bush: Eric Draper/The White House/Wikimedia; Immigration rally: david pham/Flickr; Tired little girl: Tim Brown/Flickr; Marco Rubio: Gage Skidmore/Flickr; Barack Obama: SEIU International/Flickr/Wikimedia. 

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