First off, Bremen, my apologies for calling you, “Brennan.” I don’t know what caused that booboo, but thanks for seeing the subject matter of more importance than the stoopie on my part.
Hmm. I’m not sure what you mean by “this” when you say it’ll come up during the election. Do you mean the immigration problem and the drug problem in general? Or the connection Romney has to the Mormons in Chihuahua?
If it’s the latter, I don’t think it’ll be an issue. If the former, then for sure at least immigration will come up.
How will it play out? Obama will lip serve and talk generalities about how we have to be “fair” and “diverse.” How that translates into being “tolerant” and “inclusive”, has always left me in the baffled column, but a LOT of people will buy it.
Romney, otoh, will lip serve those who prefer stricter immigration laws; and most likely bring up the fact that with so many U.S. citizens out of work already, we can hardly afford a ‘guest worker’ program at this time.
Just a guess.
What’s so sad about what you brought up - THE VIOLENCE - is that it won’t be an issue. As Natstew pointed out, it IS already happening - and in GREAT ABUNDANCE on our side of the border - but is so non or under-reported that you ARE right that people don’t care about the violence - on either side of the border - because they don’t know it’s happening!!
What’s about worse is that even when they ARE told by U.S. gov’t officials, “Don’t GO there! It’s DANGEROUS!”, they do so anyway. And not just individuals, but cruise ships that, although forewarned, go there anyway, and allow their guests to disambark into well-know danger areas, the the clueless wonders come back shocked that they were robbed. (Sometimes I have to wonder how “shocked” the cruise liner is. )
Apologies for going a bit off the track, but point being, nobody’s heard about the U.S. ranchers going to jail for shooting illegals for stealing THEIR cattle, destroying their fences, raping their women, running amok.
Nobody’s heard of the border patrol agents who’ve been shot dead by illegals coming across the border, or the agents held guilty for doing their duty to protect and defend the border.
Nobody’s heard that it is we in the U.S. who SUPPLY these drug cartels with all the guns and money neccessary to keep their ‘action’ going are the VERY CAUSE of the whole damned mess!
The dumbest mistake the U.S. has made in this whole sh’bang is going by the belief that they could clear up the problem by destroying the market via attempting to convince kids before they try them that "drugs are bad."
How’s that worked out so far?
I’ve long since been convinced that if the most powerful nation on earth REALLY wanted to rid the the lowly cartel’s of their ‘business’, they would have long since done that by now.