From left to right. Ohio Governor John Kasich, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Business Executive Donald Trump, Retired Neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on stage at the Fox Business Channel/WSJ republican debate on Tuesday, November 10.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.
The horrific images of the coordinated terror attacks in Paris, on Friday, have placed border and immigration control front and center in the republican presidential campaign.
As if the issue wasn’t already there.
French President Francois Hollande immediately reacted to the attacks by ordering the country’s closed and restrictions placed on travel.
Hollande’s words “closed the borders” will echo throughout the U.S. Presidential election cycle.
On Friday morning, just hours before the six simultaneous attacks, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the Islamic State (ISIS), the group taking responsibility for the assault, was “contained”.
Talk about bad timing from a person that would now appear to be either misinformed, or completely aloof!
The breaking events are bound to impact polling numbers in the weeks to come.
GOP hopefuls, who have presented weak positions on border and immigration control, will undoubtedly begin falling farther down in the polls. At this point, those candidates can change their respective tune. But it would likely be perceived as a shallow gesture by the American electorate.
It’s way paste time to take border control seriously, and not just as a political football for the election cycle.