Mitt Romney told high-profile potential donors and supporters last week that he's aware he could sound like a "flip-flopper" on immigration, which is why he's dancing around the issue, according to a report out Monday by Politico's Maggie Haberman.
He told the group of 40 to 50 people that he understood the Hispanic vote was important, according to Politico, citing the fact that his son speaks Spanish and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is Cuban, is campaigning for him. But sources told the publication that Romney reportedly insisted he won't contradict the immigration views he expressed during the primary.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was present at the meeting and challenged Romney on immigration, Politico reported. He's not a big fan of the candidate, according to his Twitter, where he's written that he has not donated to Romney and criticized him for attempting to be uncontroversial.
"When is Romney going to look like a challenger?" he tweeted June 24, a few days after Romney delivered a major speech on immigration. "Seems to play everything safe, make no news except burn off Hispanics."
oddly enough, I seem to remember a report saying if Romney played it safe he could still have a very good shot. Dancing around the issue is going to give the Dems ammo, but then again appearing to flip flop on important issues for the sake of the campaign will give them ammo too; I guess they just have to choose which might be less damaging.