Stealth migrationists

Mickey Kaus catches out both McCain and Obama:

Most telling passage:. Two times, if I remember right, McCain rattled off long lists of occasions when he had gone against his party, and each time he left off “immigration,” his most salient anti-GOP heresy. Once Obama had an opening to back up his charge that McCain was an unreliable champion of “comprehensive immigration reform.” He didn’t take it. This suggests that both candidates recognize that pushing “comprehensive immigration reform”–i.e. legalization–is a loser with the general electorate. Or it’s at least very risky.

A salient observation. Isn’t it also telling how in supposedly democratic America, there’s never any substantive national debate over the important issues that have long-term impact on the direction of the country?