Today, from the Des Moines Register:
"I have never seen an issue that has generated as many phone calls, and not one of them positive," said Rep. Tom Latham, a Republican, whose district includes Marshalltown, where a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant was raided last December by immigration enforcement officers.
Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican, said that the mood in his Iowa town meetings has grown very negative when the subject gets around to the estimated 12 million immigrants living in the United States after entering the country illegally.
When this campaign started, a lot of people said Congressman Tancredo couldn't run realistically with immigration as the core of its platform. Well, news flash: Immigration is hot in Iowa. Immigration is one of the top issues in Iowa. And when it comes to immigration Tancredo commands it.