Anti-war wannabes continue to bang the war drum claiming that Iraq is the primary issue among voters. They ignore realists on both sides of the aisle who stay busy cranking out ad after ad about getting tough on the border. As much as some hate to admit it, they recognize that a tough-on-the-border candidate may not take all the marbles with this issue, but a candidate certainly won't be invited to the game without at least an aggie or two that says "I can be tough, too."
Congress knows it. That's why they have capitulated after years of sitting on their hands and decrying any attempt to crack down as merely feeding those who live to play the race card. Randy Graf has broken through the PC wall and demonstrated that nobody, including hispanics, wants to continue living with the social problems created by illegal immigration.
Now, a congressional race in a sleepy little district in Southern Arizona has attracted national attention. It has become THE race to watch as if the whole border issue being debated across the country boiled down to two candidates in CD8 representing both sides of the issue. How big is this race? According to National Review Online "A Graf win would be a political earthquake, and would have every presidential contender in both parties asking, 'am I tough enough on illegal immigration?'"
Perhaps Senator McCain's endorsement of Graf is an anticipatory response.