I've read in several places that this could also have been a trap for Romney to fall into, for him to make a knee-jerk reaction statement decrying the move or to come out supporting it. The former would get him in deep with Latinos and similar target audiences, and the latter would get him in trouble with Republicans and be a sign for the Dems to hold up against him. If this is the case, then Romney doesn't seem to be falling for it (yet), and he's playing his hand close to the vest. He's been pretty silent on the issue itself, but I would like to hear him say something about Obama's use of the E.O. and calling him to account for his previous statement that he couldn't just go over Congress' head and enact any law he wants. I think he could make that case without making it about the immigration issue, as Obama has used the E.O. for other things. It also seems to have taken the wind out of the sails of a similar act supported by Marco Rubio, whose name is being bandied about as a possible Romney running mate. Maybe I'm wrong about this, but given that Obama's had a bad few weeks lately, I'm beginning to think this is a desperation move that was meant to draw Romney into a trap where he would be on the record about immigration and amnesty one way or another.
"Oir is leatsa an rioghachd, agus an cumhachd, agus a gloir, gu siorraidh, Amen." ("For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen" -- Scots Gaelic)