Paul Gigot and members of the WSJ op/ed board, who earlier this week accused more than half of the Republicans in the House of "demonizing the undocumented", should have this put to them: If Hispanics are natural Republicans, why would they not have voted for McCain this election cycle? They agree with the GOP on most things save immigration restriction, after all! Surely they would realize the election as a golden opportunity to promote the open borders side of the Republican party by backing its national champion, whom they are said by the op/ed board to agree with on almost everything.
In reality, a group that is less educated, poorer, more likely to use welfare programs, more likely to engage in criminal activity, more likely to give birth to illegitimate children, less likely to own a home or be able to afford to do so, and much more suspicious of Jews and Israel than the nation at large, in addition to being affirmative action 'eligible', is simply not a natural Republican constituency, given what the GOP putatively stands for today. Shelving sovereignty is not going to change that. It will only increase the size of a group that votes against the GOP.