But back to Romney: You have a serious political problem.
You are an outlier on this issue in your own party. You risk widening the gap with Obama among Latino voters — and it already is prohibitive — risking your chances of victory in November.
So what to do?
Here’s my advice:
You have to do something that you know how to do, something that you’ve done before, something in which you have a great deal of experience:
You have to flip-flop and go back to the center on the immigration issue.
Not to worry — no one will be surprised if you do.
Lanny Davis, the principal in the Washington law firm of Lanny J. Davis & Associates, which also specializes in legal crisis management, served as President Clinton’s special counsel from 1996-98 and as a member of President George W. Bush’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (2006-07). He currently serves as Special Counsel to Dilworth Paxson. He is the author of the book “Scandal: How ‘Gotcha’ Politics Is Destroying America” and the forthcoming book, “Crisis Tales – Five Rules for Handling Scandal in Business, Politics and Life,” to be published by Simon & Schuster.