Huck “gave up” Leno slot to be here with good people of NH. Ron Paul welcomes Thompson for diverting the pro-war vote. Riggght. McCain on Fred- We’re up past his bedtime. People expect to see you. Invokes Morris Udall– “only met him twice” joke– and tells him to get out into the open. Romney says take more time off. He’ll bring a lot to race and “entertainment.” Nothing like getting to know the folks. Done 462 events in early states. Rudy says he likes Fred–did good job of playing my aprt on law and Order but I prefer the real thing. Need to earn the nomination. Comes down to experience. Need executive experience and not the time for on the job training. (Does something smart: use funny time question to make a point).
Wallace asks Romney about three sanctuary cities and illegals on his own lawn. Romney says Governors not responsible for mayors. Says he and Giuliani disagree and we should cut federal funding for sanctuary cities. Says Giuliani invited illegals and opposes amnesty. Gets big applause. Wallace asks equally tough question about Giuliani’s papst. Giulinai explains executive order and says he had to do something intelligent to fight crime so he allowed illegals to report crimes. Points to low numbers of deportations and says he made NYC the safest large city. Now McCain– Wallace repeats the varmint gun joke he told about Romney. McCain looks good tonight and relaxed. Says he didn’t favor amnesty. Acknowledges American people have lost faith in government. Says committted to securing the border. Huckabee asked about accusing illegal immigration opponents of being “racists”. Says we should outsource to “FedEx” who can track people but says he won’t be mean spirited. All did well on this.