I think Newt's edging into the GOP danger zone here on immigration. He really did say he'd provide a path to legality, though not citizenship, to a substantial number of the current undocumented population. Bachmann called him on it. And he denied he said it. But Bachmann, I think, was right. He did say it.
Now, that's an immensely logical thing for Newt to say -- that you're not going to be uprooting and separating families who've been here for a quarter century.
But this is toxic in GOP primary politics. It helped sink Rick Perry.
And then he went the extra mile, suggesting that opposing his position is inhumane ...
I'm prepared to take the heat for saying, let's be humane in enforcing the law without giving them citizenship but by finding a way to create legality so that they are not separated from their families.
I think this is going to be the story of the evening.