Unformatted text preview: Why then was John McCain so overwhelmingly elected to represent the Republican Party? According to the author, immigration turned out to be a “dud issue.” In order to win the primaries, McCain focused more on “his plan” to secure national borders and less on giving amnesty to illegal aliens, “a proposal that alienated a portion of his party base.” According to the article, many Americans deeply oppose illegal immigration; yet, our three presidential candidates all appear to on the left when it comes to immigration. An explanation for this inconsistency could be that recent fears of a recession have put the minds of the American public elsewhere. It seems that the election is becoming more and more about the economy and less about immigration....
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- Spring '08
- Anthropology, John McCain, United States presidential election, 2008, Senator John McCain, 2008 U.S. Presidential election