this time a year ago, you were in a feud with former
vice president cheney
about the nature of the
. this is what you said in may of
says get out of the
, he was talking to you.
says he's already out, speaking about you. i may be out of their version of the
, but there's another version of the
waiting to emerge once again. that was a year ago. is the
what you had in mind?
i have to point out that mr. cheney pulled that comment back a few weeks later and said maybe i should stay in the party if i chose to remain in the party. i'm kind of like a
in that he has shifted back and forth. i consider myself a
. i have very, very moderate social views and are pretty strong on defense matters and i think there's a party in there that wants to come out. if the
is going to come out in a way that
is talking about and others are talking about, they've got to take a hard look at some of the positions they've been taking. we can't be anti-immigration, for example. immigrants are fueling this country. without immigrants, america would be like europe or japan with an
coming in to take care of it. we have to it educate our immigrants. the
is one way to do that.
explain that a little bit.
, in a nutshell, says if you are a
and you were brought here by your parents and you're an illegal status, if you finish
and we will give you a six-year temporary residency. if during those six years you finish two years of college or you go into the
for two years, then you're on a path to citizenship. that's good. america is going to be a minority nation in one more generation. our minorities are not getting educated well enough now. 50% of our minority kids are not finishing
. we have to invest in education. we should use the
as one way to do it. whether or not it should be part of the defense bill is another --
talking about immigration in a rather hardline way. former governor romney speaking about it at that values' voter summit, talking about it recently.
we have serious enemies and going threats around the world. unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a
and what's happening in arizona is something that's animating the republicans right now.
want their borders to be protected. there's nothing wrong with that. there's nothing wrong with making sure that people come across our borders, particularly our southern border, in a legal, safe manner. at the same time, we have millions and millions of
in our country, undocumented individuals, who are working, who are doing things we need done in this country. they're all over my house, doing things making repairs. i'm sure you've seen them at your house. we have to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status. in the next few years, you will discover that between the ages of 16 to 64, working ages of our people, most of those are going to be kept in that
because of immigration and the children of immigrants, whereas in other parts of the world, the age of the population is getting older and fewer people are working. i'm telling you and i'm telling all of my citizens around the country is that immigration is what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward. they enrich our culture with every generation. we have to find a way to protect our borders and at the same time treat our immigrant population with respect, dignity and give them