Romney shifts stance on immigration, education

Mitt Romney has begun to show a change of heart on two topics he heatedly argued against during the GOP primaries.

Mitt Romney has begun to show a change of heart on two topics he heatedly argued against during the GOP primaries.

The first one is over whether or not the federal government should subsidize college tuition costs. Romney previously indicated that students should be on their own when dealing with the cost. He softened that stance this week.

"Particularly with the number of college grads that can't find work or that can only find work well beneath their skill level, I fully support the effort to extend the low-interest rate on student loans," Romney told reporters before a campaign event in Aston, PA.

The second issue is on undocumented immigrants and immigration. Romney had previously indicated that he would veto the so-called Dream Act, a bill that allows undocumented immigrant students who have been living in the US since they were children to serve in the military or attend college.

However, during another campaign stop in Pennsylvania, he said his team was “studying” another version of the bill being written by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a name that has been floated as a potential running mate for Romney.

Could these be the “Etch A Sketch” tendencies, his adviser foreshadowed weeks ago?  

Meanwhile, five states hold their GOP primaries today, April 24: Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware.

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