As immigration reform heats up, one of the big names outside of Washington to keep an eye on is Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX).
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Perry's national relevance is at a low point after running the most cringeworthy presidential campaign in recent memory. But he's still the longtime governor of a large border state, he's still weighing a presidential run, and he still has a visceral feel for the party's conservative id. And even if he's not the most influential guy shaping the immigration debate (or even the 100th most influential), Perry might be a decent bellwether of conservative support for reform.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
How far has the conversation shifted on immigration since the election? Let's consider two videos, just over a year apart.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)