So for Fox 25 to go and talk about how Deval did terrible on the immigration issue and how he could lose lots of votes for it is disingenuous. Poll after poll has shown that it's the media that cares about immigration, not people. Immigration ranks on the bottom of the national conscience, especially in places like Massachusetts where immigration isn't a big problem. Immigration is an issue similar to Terry Shiavo: the media ate it up and suspected lots of conservative leaning people would rally around the issue, but turns out not even Republicans cared - oh, and Steven Lynch.
So let's get off this fixation on in-state tuition and licenses. It's unlikely that the state will have the power to grant licenses to undocumented citizens anyway, with new federal rules (assuming the state will take the money). Immigration is such a loaded issue where facts are confused with the passions of
Instead, let's focus the debate on issues that matter: education reform, property tax vs. income tax, hastening permit approval and other issues where voters need to be better informed in order to make an educated vote. Let's discuss just how we're going to make our new healthcare system work; the new law could be a great thing if the right governor is elected - or it could be a complete and utter disaster. So, media, let's discuss issues that matter to people - not people on the fringe, but society as a whole. Let's target the debate on the nine out of ten people who care about issues that matter.