Mitt Romney issues a short statement, reacting to today's Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law.
“Today's decision underscores the need for a President who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy. President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this President.
I believe that each state has the duty--and the right--to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities. As Candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office. But 4 years later, we are still waiting.”
That's a very broad critique that only vaguely refers to Romney's own position on the state's immigration law -- that Arizona has a right to deal with the problem as it wishes.
And don't expect Romney to get much more specific in the future.
Philip Rucker reports that Mitt is "not planning any further comment" on the ruling, because the campaign thinks it's been "clear" enough.
The only clear thing about this is Romney's discomfort with tackling the dicey issue.