Washington lawmakers from both sides of the aisle speaking enthusiastically about comprehensive immigration reform

Judging by the comments made by key Republicans on Sunday morning talk-shows, the big surprise coming out of Washington when it comes to immigration reform is if there won't be a major agreement reached sometime this year.

Arizona Senator John McCain was one of the leading voices for such reform back in 2006 and 2007, but seemed to be singing from a different sheet of music when he ran for re-election in Arizona in 2010, emphasizing border security more than any pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented people in this country.

But when asked by ABC's Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week how he can persuade other Republicans to buy into that pathway to citizenship now, McCain said he'd invoke some "straight talk," otherwise known as bringing up how Republicans lost the Latino vote by a 71-29 margin in last November's presidential election.