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Kobach endorses Romney for president

January 11, 2012

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— Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination.

Kobach said Wednesday he believes the former Massachusetts governor has the best record on immigration issues among the field of GOP hopefuls.

He cited Romney's veto of Massachusetts legislation to allow some illegal immigrants to pay the lower tuition normally reserved for legal residents at state colleges. Kansas enacted such a law in 2004.

Kobach is a former University of Missouri-Kansas City law professor who helped write tough immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona. He's also one of the leading conservative Republicans in Kansas, and his endorsement comes at a time when some GOP conservatives have reservations about Romney.

The Kansas GOP plans to have presidential caucuses March 10.

Comments

Steve Jacob 2 years, 11 months ago

This is an endorsement? I want to vote for Romney less now.

CreatureComforts 2 years, 11 months ago

What does it matter? I assume you aren't in Romney's electoral base anyways

Mike Edson 2 years, 11 months ago

Isn't it usually the other way around? Kobach's endorsement doesn't mean a hill of beans.

cato_the_elder 2 years, 11 months ago

And, of course, Sebelius didn't suck up to Obama.

cato_the_elder 2 years, 11 months ago

Your comment makes no sense. Obama's still in office, at least until January 2013.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 11 months ago

Of course she did-- but when it comes to demagoguery and playing to the lowest common denominator, Sebelius is a rank amateur next to Kobach. And that makes him a perfect little Republican.

cato_the_elder 2 years, 11 months ago

Sebelius is a most perfect little liberal Democrat. It's in the blood line.

beatrice 2 years, 11 months ago

Are you kidding? They wanted Bachmann or Cain or maybe even Santorum. They realize, however, it will probably be Romney.

Of the Republicans running, Romney actually could get elected. I don't think any of the rest of the field actually could gain enough independent votes.

That said, I don't believe Romney will win the presidency. I'm just saying that he seems to be the only candidate who seems capable of even having a chance.

Of course, who knows. Perry might win it all in a landslide.

beatrice 2 years, 11 months ago

I know! Romney brags about how great it is for his state -- 1st in the nation compared to Texas's being 50th for health coverage -- then acts like it would be the worse thing ever for the entire country. Makes no sense.

That will be a tough pill for many Republicans to swallow.

jafs 2 years, 11 months ago

The argument is a constitutional one.

It's probably way too subtle for many voters, though, so it will turn off a number of them that he implemented a similar policy in his state.

KEITHMILES05 2 years, 11 months ago

Whatever Kobach is for I am against. Disgusting.

Sunny Parker 2 years, 11 months ago

I love Kobach as much as you dislike him! Libs hate all republicans no matter what!

beatrice 2 years, 11 months ago

If you love Kobach that much, then I'm surprised he isn't endorsing Santorum.

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 11 months ago

What does kobach like about Romney? Is it Massachusetts Rombama care or Romney's pro choice legislation?

average 2 years, 11 months ago

One would have to think Kobach's least favorite president of the last century must be none other than Ronnie Reagan. Did a whole lot more amnesty-ing than any president post-WWII. Certainly compared to Obama (under whom patrols, arrests, and deportations are all significantly higher).

voevoda 2 years, 11 months ago

The "Anointed One" is the sacred title of Jesus Christ. It is offensive for you to use it as a term of political abuse.

thebigspoon 2 years, 11 months ago

And also offensive coming from one who has not added one constructive thought to any discussion I have ever read. Insult is the refuge of the one who can not comprehend that argument can be "construstive" and not just "destructive" and the first and only weapon i-j-m has

jafs 2 years, 11 months ago

Sure.

And those Christians not voting can only help Obama, since they otherwise would have voted against him.

Romney's Mormon faith is a serious issue for many voters.

Just curious - how certain are you really? Would you put any serious money on the table as a bet that Obama will lose?

jafs 2 years, 11 months ago

So you'd actually be willing to bet $1000-$1500 that Obama will lose the next election?

I'm quite tempted to take you up on that bet.

WilburM 2 years, 11 months ago

This is a lot about Kobach's national ambitions. May well not play out positively for Romney, given Kobach's horrific reputation int he Hispanic community. See:

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01/republicans-hispanic-outreach-efforts-ignore-elephant-in-the-room.php

Richard Payton 2 years, 11 months ago

We recall Obama 2008 endorsements also which included John Edwards and Rod Blagojevich.

kansanjayhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

Romney has not earned and at this point does not deserve conservative support. Obviously politics is politics which explains the endorsement but unless we see more conservative values expressed by Romney it will be a hard sell...

jafs 2 years, 11 months ago

So, given that the Republican party is composed of moderates as well as conservatives, what candidate do you think can appeal to both of those groups?

Clara Westphal 2 years, 11 months ago

MY OLDEST SON LIVED IN BOSTON, MA WHEN ROMNEY WAS GOVERNOR AND HE SAID HE WAS AWFUL. LIKE OBAMA'S PLAN HE FORCED BUYING INSURANCE WHEN PEOPLE COULD NOT AFFORD THE PREMIUMS.

THE 'BIG DIG' (THRU WAY THROUGH BOSTON) COST TAXPAYERS MILLIONS AND THE LAST I HEARD IT ISN'T DONE YET.

I WISH THE DEM. HAD SOMEONE BESIDES OBAMA TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. RIGHT NOW I DO'NT LIKE ANY OF THEM.

pavlovs_dog 2 years, 11 months ago

Kochback is a nobody nationally. If he were better known his endorsement would be an embarrassment.

kansanjayhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

Kobach is quite well known in conservative circles and his endorsement is important. However, it is a mistake in my view, for him to endorse the moderate candidate Mr. Romney...

pavlovs_dog 2 years, 11 months ago

While troubling at times, conservative circles are diseased trees that will eventually fall in a corner of the forest where reasonable people have ceased to listen. Their only hope is continuing ignorance. Even stupid people can only be screwed so many times before catching on to why it hurts to sit down.

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