A little rambling, a little unclear as to whom, if anyone, it actually applies. I’m sure there are some star kids of illegal immigrants out there. But the idea that if we ‘help just one person’ then a policy’s good is not a good idea. Romney positioning himself as the guy in the path of a Rudy-Huck ticket? Would Huck really have been picking lettuce? His compassionate appeal is compassionate enough, but flies in the face of sound politics. Mitt makes the attempt to hold the line. It’s the right line to hold. But the tide of helpy heroism is strong in this culture, and it may sweep all comers.