George Will reflects on Rep. Tom Tancredo’s quixotic presidential candidacy in 2008. Maybe it is quixotic, but Tancredo also "knows that presidential primaries are, among other things, market research mechanisms whereby unserved constituencies are discovered and dormant issues brought to life." Illegal immigration will be his issue and the GOP will have to deal with it. Morton Kondracke argues that President Bush should step up to the plate and be a leader on this critical issue. "If Bush continues to let the issue fester, chances are good that Congress will deadlock, U.S. borders will remain insecure, 11 million illegal immigrants will continue to live in the shadows and be subject to exploitation and hundreds of people will die each year trying to make their way across the parched Arizona desert.
And if that happens, the issue is likely to become even more divisive in the GOP and in the country at large, possibly upsetting chances that Hispanics will emerge as a two-party swing constituency."