Geez: Mitt Romney said he would support statehood for Puerto Rico, if that was a path that residents of the island decided to pursue.
He often spoke for only a few minutes, and favored questions from the local media, which focused on Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state, and whether he would, like Rick Santorum, require residents to make English their “primary” language as a requirement for statehood.
“My view is that the people of Puerto Rico should be able to express an opinion on this issue, and if they decide they would like to be a state, I will help in the effort in Washington to secure that conclusion,” he said . . . .