Looking for differences between the parties? Brummett suggests you try immigration, where there’s a chasm between the presidential candidates on a partisan basis, save perhaps John McCain.

P.S. — The Republican candidates softened a tiny bit for their mostly Hispanic audience in a debate yesterday. Mike Huckabee, newly out of the gate with a tough-on-immigrants policy to inoculate himself against past compassionate acts, had to support sending immigrants back to their countries before starting the admission process..