Mark Steyn writes:
Trump surged because his view of the border contained a raw, visceral, recognizable truth that those Americans in non-gated communities live with every day. The integrity of a nation’s borders and the privilege of its citizenship is certainly a “truly conservative” principle. More practically for this election, it may be the one on which all the others depend.
That’s to say, if America has a whole undergoes the demographic transformation California has undergone in the past 40 years, no “true conservative” will be elected to Washington ever again. In that sense, being conservative on immigration is more pressing than being conservative on, say, Common Core or taking federal money for Medicare or anything else.
Maybe Trump will change his mind about that, too. Maybe he’ll need more Mexicans to work in all those Planned Parenthood clinics he’s planning to fund, or to secure all those Arabian oil fields he’ll be seizing circa February 2017. Or maybe he’ll just say something else off the top of his head. But for now he’s the guy talking about the critical issue in less dishonest terms than anybody else, and he’s a lot more fun than George Pataki so why not let him run around a while longer?