Immigration in Presidential Debates: Third Rail or Downed Power Line?

Immigration in Presidential Debates: Third Rail or Downed Power Line?

"Immigration has been dubbed the third rail of American politics, along with Social Security, Medicare, gun control, and a variety of other hot-button issues.  To me, it's more like a downed power line snaking low across the ground and electrocuting whomever fails to give it respectful attention.  As the eyes of the nation turn to the first Presidential debate this Wednesday, will immigration supercharge the colloquy or -- as in years past -- be wholly ignored or disregarded as annoying static electricity?" - Angelo A. Paparelli, Sept. 26, 2012.