The Daily Rundown | February 20, 2013
>> behind achieving immigration reform have never been more promising than right now. still the more things change, the more they stay the same. the town halls that senator mccain held yesterday in feeng look like those town hauls five years ago. mccain opened by joking that he was prepared for anything that the crowd decided to throw at him.
>> i'm so happy to be back with you. it's not fun trying to do the lord's work in the city of satan. i'd like to respond to any questions or comments or insults that you may have.
>> mccain didn't have to waited too long. as he attempted to defend his immigration plan, taking question after angry question.
>> why didn't the army go down there and stop them? because the only thing that stops them, i'm afraid to say, and it's too damn bad, but it's a gun.
>> the border is 2,000 miles long, sir. i don't know how many troops and army people you think would have been required. i don't know how many you think would be required but i'll give you expert information that shows you that probably maybe you're talking about 2 million soldiers.
>> cut off their welfare, their stuff and they'll go back.
>> the majority of them are not on welfare.
>> there are people who have been here illegally for 50 years or 40 years. am i then telling them to become guest workers? no, you can't do that. why didn't you do that? because we're a judeo-christian principled nation.
>> you said build a dang fence. where's the fence?
>> in case you missed it, i showed you.
>> that's not a fence.
>> that's not a fence? it's a banana. we've put up a banana with -- you've had enough time. you've had enough time, pal. you've had enough time.
>> so there is a real issue in the base there for republicans. on a more promising net note for immigration reform supporters, we got a reminder from marco rubio was much ado about nothing. rubio's still traveling in the middle east after his office put out a page-long rebuttal how their plan is different. president obama called rubio along with licensed graham, and rubio's office responded with a very upbeat statement saying the senator says he feels good about the ongoing negotiations in the senate. hoping it will pass with strong bipartisan support. finally while