Here's a piece by Lesli Maxwell in Education Week noting that current Not Romney candidate Rick Santorum (along with Newt Gingrich) favors English as 'national language'. She had a slightly earlier piece about Romney's (the Not Not Romney's?) opposition to bilingual education, here.
About all of Team Verb is in Portland for the LSA or heading out there today. Lots of good stuff, including a celebration of the Dictionary of American Regional English. We'll have some commentary on the Word of the Year festivities, I'm sure.