Sunday, June 10, 2007


This article makes the simple point that opposition to the immigration bill was much more intense than its support. That's true for the obvious reason that it was a "compromise" which left little for potential supporters to be thrilled about.

The takeaway lesson is that if intensity of support is important for achieving legislative goals, one should perhaps craft legislation that can actually receive intense support. I recognize that given the senate makeup the odds of something like that passing aren't too high, but the supposed compromise didn't pass either. It'd be nice to actually give supporters something to, you know, support for a change. And I'm not just talking about immigration.