Irrespective of any other consideration, Obama's executive fiat on selective enforcement of immigration laws was a pretty clever political move.
You are absolutely right. Romney gains nothing by being suckered into condemning or condoning the policy aspects of the ploy.
What does he stand to lose? The respect of folks like snood?
I'm sure he lays awake at night wondering how he can pry snood's vote from Obama. No doubt he's receiving daily updates on this thread and gasped aloud when he heard that snood considers him "spineless," and conservatives haven't flocked to it to defend him.
Obama has the advantage of the presidency. Romney has the advantage of time.
Many, if not most, Americans aren't tuning in to the election until after the conventions.
Obama has to react and respond to every significant event. Romney doesn't.
The last few weeks have been terrible for Campaign Obama and the immigration fiat was an attempt to interrupt the flow of bad news, gaffes, and surrogate detections. It has less of a chance of working if Romney does't take the bait.
The MSM will soon get tired, if it isn't already,with reporting Romney has nothing to say in response to the Obama move.
Eventually Romney needs to present his position on immigration, but not on the Obama campaign time schedule.
Maybe all the stuff about tough primaries helping the nominee was true, because the Romney Campaign has gotten a whole lot smarter since the primaries.