Here's the pitch on immigration that seems to target Tom Tancredo. The hard right is offended:

This sounds now like a deliberate provocation to the Right, who in fairness have never never discounted the contributions of Hispanic citizens and legal residents, especially not their long history of service to this nation.  The issue is illegal immigration and border security, not whether we know that Americans of Hispanic descent have risked and given their lives for us.

This is a monumentally stupid ad. It spends a full minute saying nothing about the issue it supposedly addresses, and it insults the intelligence of the people whom McCain is trying to woo. And I’m someone who has a little more sympathy for McCain’s efforts on immigration than most on the Right. Take two big steps backward, Senator McCain.

I loved it.

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