Whitman is a candidate who, let's be frank, can't get her story straight. Worse than that, she insists that her story is straight, against all evidence, clearly believing that she can buy her way through paid advertising.
Big developments in the past few days make it clear why California has the biggest races in the country this year, with Obama helping Barbara Boxer defend her Senate seat and Jerry Brown trying for a record third term as governor.
As someone with no experience in public affairs prior to being talked into running for governor by her business mentor, Mitt Romney, Meg Whitman is totally dependent on a coterie of lobbyists and consultants.
However it's fed to the media, what Democrats see in comprehensive immigration reform is 12 million potential votes. Unless Republicans prefer losing elections, they should stand with Obama on immigration reform.