In a non-immigration context, Mickey Kaus refers to “an old Ralph Nader trick: If you find out the government is going to do something on Tuesday, call a press conference Monday to demand that it be done.” That’s what I thought of when I saw this story:
The Vanishing Hispanic Vote. Why lack of immigration reform could hurt Obama in November
One big factor seems to loom over all others when it comes to measuring Latino voter intent: Barack Obama’s pledge in 2008 to tackle immigration reform during his first year in office.
This storyline has been developing for a while. The open-borders people know the Democrats are going to get clobbered on the first Tuesday of November, so they’re calling a press conference blaming it ahead of time on their failure to pass an amnesty.