ASSOCIATED PRESS: His shot at the Republican presidential nomination in jeopardy, Mitt Romney will begin running a TV ad against Iowa front-runner Mike Huckabee on illegal immigration starting Tuesday while weighing how much negative campaigning he can add to the methodical plan he’s followed all year. The ad says the former governors have a lot in common — but not on illegal immigration, an important issue in Iowa, which will lead off nomination voting with its caucuses on Jan. 3.“Mitt Romney stood up, and vetoed in-state tuition for illegal aliens, opposed driver’s licenses for illegals,” the ad says. “Mike Huckabee? Supported in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants. Huckabee even supported taxpayer-funded college scholarships for illegal aliens.” “On immigration, the choice matters,” the ad ends. MORE
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EDITORIAL: Forgetting ‘physician heal thyself’ for a moment, what does it say in the Book of Mormon about mercy? You and Huck like to talk the Jesus talk, but we have seen precious little evidence from either of you that can walk the Jesus walk. We have read the Bible, and NOWHERE in it does Jesus beat up on helpless brown-skinned people and stir up a lot of latent racism in people who ought to know better — just for shameless political gain. Nor does he advocate anyone else doing such a thing, not even Republicans. However, he does have quite a bit to say about Unconditional Love. May we remind you, Governor, we are talking about the education of CHILDREN. It’s how fathers makes sure their sons don’t grow up to be lawn mowers. What kind of deeply cynical and calculating family man would turn that into political football? For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? No matter, by going negative against the frontrunner in Iowa, you have just become the Dick Gephardt of 2008. Smell ya later.