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Tancredo Announces Presidential Bid (Video)
Stop The ACLU ^ | 16-Jan-07 | John Stephenson

Posted on 01/16/2007 10:42:58 AM PST by Jay777

While Drudge and everyone else is caught up in Obamamania, Tancredo throws his hat in the race as well.

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1 posted on 01/16/2007 10:43:01 AM PST by Jay777
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To: Jay777
I hear the sound of a thousand manure spreaders starting up with which to fling the bullcrap at Tancredo.

And I'm not supporting his bid - I prefer Hunter. But I calls 'em as I sees 'em.

2 posted on 01/16/2007 10:44:58 AM PST by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter - a candidate who doesn't need infomercials to convince you he's a conservative)
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To: Jay777

Ugh.


3 posted on 01/16/2007 10:45:10 AM PST by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
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To: dirtboy

What a food fight we're about to witness. Popcorn time.


4 posted on 01/16/2007 10:45:51 AM PST by zarf
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To: Jay777

This obama nonsense is ridiculous. They finally have an articulate, non ebonics speaking black guy on their side and the media starts swooning. Compare the coverage of this leftist to that of any number of accomplished, black republicans and you'll see the disgusting double standard.


5 posted on 01/16/2007 10:47:13 AM PST by pissant
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To: zarf

You kinda brought up an image that brings a real smile to my face!!!

A remake of the famous "National Lampoon's" commisary food fight with Balushi jumping up and yelling the same...

I picture Tancredo playing the part of Balushi in this one!!!

We need more food fights in politics...Literally...


6 posted on 01/16/2007 10:49:26 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: dirtboy
I love Tom, but this is really stupid. He has no chance. All he's going to do is split the conservative vote.
7 posted on 01/16/2007 10:49:52 AM PST by curiosity
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To: pissant

Where is the Tancredo web page? Where is the Press Release. If his 'announcement' is any indication he has little idea about how to play the game. There is such a thing as PR, and you're gonna need to be real good at it to run a longshot Presidential campaign.


8 posted on 01/16/2007 10:50:05 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: curiosity
All he's going to do is split the conservative vote.

And make a lot of money.

9 posted on 01/16/2007 10:51:18 AM PST by Howlin (The GOP RATS - Republicans Against Total Success (Howie66))
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To: Jack Black

http://www.teamtancredo.com/


10 posted on 01/16/2007 10:51:34 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Jay777

So, confirmed participants in GOP debates will be, as of today:

Romney
Giuliani
McCain
Brownback
Hunter
Paul
Tancredo

I don't think Huckabee has formed his committee. Have I missed anyone?


11 posted on 01/16/2007 10:51:41 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Jack Black

I have no idea. I do know the MSM will give it scant attention regardless.


12 posted on 01/16/2007 10:52:11 AM PST by pissant
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To: ConservativeDude

He has the same chance as Hunter, zero.


13 posted on 01/16/2007 10:52:33 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: curiosity

There is nothing wrong with splitting the conservative vote. That's what the primaries are designed to do.


14 posted on 01/16/2007 10:53:01 AM PST by pissant
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To: curiosity

Tancredo will play an important role in shaping the debate. All he needs to do is openly challenge the other Republican wusses on immigration.


15 posted on 01/16/2007 10:53:46 AM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: Howlin

We need lotsa conservatives in the primary mix. It'll keep the RINOs in line.


16 posted on 01/16/2007 10:54:16 AM PST by pissant
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To: Patrick1
Tancredo and Hunter may succeed in pushing the whole field to the right. As long as we all don't self-destruct when our favorite doesn't get the nomination, there may be some good value in having a number of conservative ideas put forth in the primary.
17 posted on 01/16/2007 10:54:33 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Patrick1

I didn't say or imply he had a chance.

I was just asking who might get an invite to debates. As I recall, a few years back, even joke candidates like Keyes and Maury Taylor were invited.


18 posted on 01/16/2007 10:55:13 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Jay777

Tancredo has my vote right now.


19 posted on 01/16/2007 10:55:52 AM PST by Hell to pay
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To: rhombus

With virtually no support they won't push anyone any where, they will be the conservative version of Dennis Kucinich.


20 posted on 01/16/2007 10:56:36 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: Jay777

Man..Tom needs some better PR than this! I am probably one of the 1% of Freepers who likes Tancredo..but he would get my vote if elections held today.


21 posted on 01/16/2007 10:57:06 AM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead, Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead")
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To: My Favorite Headache

I like the guy based on what I know about him. But He needs to make all of his views known. All the candidates do. Except McCain. I already know enough about him- that there is no way that I would ever vote for him.


22 posted on 01/16/2007 11:00:07 AM PST by Revel
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To: My Favorite Headache

I know where Tancredo stands on immigration, and I like it. But I don't know much else about him. Where does he stand on abortion, the WOT and big/small government?


23 posted on 01/16/2007 11:01:07 AM PST by The Blitherer (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. -Reagan)
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To: Patrick1
He has the same chance as Hunter, zero.

Don't kid yourself. Hunter not only is electable, he just kicked John McPain's ass in his Arizona home state.

Candidates with 'zero' chances don't do that to the MSM-annointed 'front runners'.

And consider this my FRiend: if an unknown buffoon with zero ability (I'm thinking Carter in '76, Clintoon in '92) can get themselves all the way to the White House in peacetime, a Congressman with over a quarter century of solid conservative, national security-oriented experience who knows who he is, what he stands for, and doesn't waffle on his position(s) most certainly has a better chance than 'zero', during wartime.

Hunter CAN win, and he is worthy of our support.
24 posted on 01/16/2007 11:01:48 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: mkjessup

I hope Hunter rises to the top. The current crop of "frontrunners" is weak. And that is being polite.


25 posted on 01/16/2007 11:03:10 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Hunter is off to a good start. It's my understanding that prior to his whipping of John McCain, he was generally warmly received on his recent trip to New Hampshire.

That bodes well.


26 posted on 01/16/2007 11:04:03 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: mkjessup

We need at least one rock ribbed conservative in the mix. Brownback seems to inspire nobody. Tancredo is likely to be a marginal candidate. So Hunter seems, so far, to be conservative's best hope.


Of course, we can all wait for Lamar to run again. /s


27 posted on 01/16/2007 11:06:05 AM PST by pissant
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To: Jay777

Let's start a pool regarding when he "sadly" goes third party.


28 posted on 01/16/2007 11:08:06 AM PST by PRND21
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
Tancredo will play an important role in shaping the debate. All he needs to do is openly challenge the other Republican wusses on immigration.

Yeah, so suppose he challenges, and then he loses. Then the open borders treason lobby will then be all over it, claming that immigration restriction is a losing position.

29 posted on 01/16/2007 11:12:02 AM PST by curiosity
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To: curiosity

Not sure where Hunter was supposed have done this kick butt of McCain certainly in no polls other than maybe Hunter's family.

Okay..I don't like McCain he is an MSM ass kisser who has problems with free speech. Not an ideal candidate. The others have problems also, but come on, Duncan Hunter! He is a pork pandering California Congressman with no constituency outside his home district. He has no money and again no base. Sorry those are the facts.

Tancredo is a single issue candidate who will spew alot of stuff about immigration and come off as anti-Latino, big help for the GOP, two percent of the primary vote and out the door.

I'm not sure using Clinton and Carter as benchmark is much for a conservative to hang their hat on. But look at the field these two clowns beat in 76 and 92 and you will have to say the current GOP field is much much stronger than they went up against.

The fact at the moment is if the conservatives are to have a voice in the race it will have to be with Newt Gingrich or simply anti-Hillary.


30 posted on 01/16/2007 11:28:09 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: The Blitherer

Voting Record


American Conservative Union A+
National Right to Life Committee A
National Rifle Association A
Family Research Council A
Americans for Better Immigration A+
National Federation of Independent Business A+



Immigration
Defense
Education
Social Security
Taxes
Social Issues

Immigration
There is no doubt that America is facing an illegal immigration crisis. Currently, there are at least 12 million illegal aliens living in America I am absolutely opposed to amnesty or guest worker program in any form. In addition to rewarding those who broke our laws, amnesties simply do not solve the problem of illegal immigration. The only realistic solution to the problem of illegal immigration is a strategy of attrition, which seeks to reduce the flow of the illegal alien population over time by cutting off the incentives for coming to and staying in America - most importantly by eliminating the jobs magnet. America must also reexamine its legal immigration policies. Since 1990, that number has been roughly one million yearly - and that doesn't count illegal aliens. America should reduce legal immigration to 250,000 people a year, which will allow the newcomers to assimilate.

Defense
In the wake of the September 11th attacks and the ensuing war on terrorism, it has become clear that the United States is facing a new security threat. The war America is already engaged in will not be fought like the wars of the past. After witnessing the tragic terrorist attacks against the nation, it is now time to coordinate the efforts of federal, state, and local agencies to provide better homeland defense. Tomorrow's attacker is more likely to board a commercial airliner bound for the U.S. with a tourist or student visa - or he may simply walk across our porous southern or northern border carrying a device in his backpack. These issues must be addressed.

Education
Having served as a public school teacher in Colorado and as the U.S. Secretary of Education's Regional Representative, I have earned real world knowledge of how to best educate America's children. Control over the education of our children must be in the hands of the parents. I believe in the ability of parents to choose the educational path best suited for their children. I support tax credits for families who choose to allow their children attend any other institution whether it be a private, parochial, or home school. I oppose increased federal involvement in education, and broke ranks with my party to oppose the No Child Left Behind Act for that reason.

Social Security
I am committed to ensuring that Social Security remains a strong, solvent program for America's seniors. We need to look at major reforms to protect the program. One component is individually-controlled, voluntary personal retirement accounts, which will augment the Social Security safety net. Any solution must, however, protect current retirees, and provide greater retirement security for future retirees.

Taxes
I support tax relief, because it helps families save more for retirement, education, and medical care. However, high taxes are a symptom of a more serious underlying problem: The federal government is far. Tax cuts must be accompanied by fiscal restraint. In addition to decreasing the overall amount of taxes Americans pay, I also support efforts to scrap the current cumbersome income tax system and start fresh with either a national sales tax or a flat tax.

Social Issues
As a devout Christian, father, and grandfather, I am a strong believer in the rights to life for the unborn child. I also believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. For years, activist judges have undermined both life and marriage. As president I would stop this by appointing strict constructionists as judges, reining in the power of the judiciary, and supporting constitutional amendments that respect marriage and life.


31 posted on 01/16/2007 11:32:41 AM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead, Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead")
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To: Jay777

awesome..!


32 posted on 01/16/2007 11:35:34 AM PST by gaijin
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


33 posted on 01/16/2007 11:56:56 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: PRND21

OK. Lets. I take "does not".


34 posted on 01/16/2007 11:57:58 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Patrick1
He has the same chance as Hunter, zero.

Correct. The only problem is that Tom "Miami is like a third world city, I like Eugenics" Tancredo will make a lot more noise before he goes down in flames, and damage the party.

35 posted on 01/16/2007 12:00:28 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: The Blitherer

Check

http://www.teamtancredo.com/issues.php

The WOT stand is weak -- no pre-emptive action, just secure borders. But strongly anti-abortion and strong on smaller government and tax reform.


36 posted on 01/16/2007 12:16:33 PM PST by Kellis91789 (Sarcasm should never need a tag.)
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To: zbigreddogz

Tancredo will receive as much media press as Obama. The difference is Tancredo's coverage will be negative.


37 posted on 01/16/2007 12:43:59 PM PST by Kuksool (I learned more about political science on FR than in college)
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To: Kuksool

Tancredo's suggestion to bomb Mecca is not much different than Ahmanutjob's suggestion to erase Israel.

Serious candidates do not talk this way.


38 posted on 01/16/2007 12:50:53 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: ConservativeDude


Your list is correct, thus far.


39 posted on 01/16/2007 12:54:28 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: ConservativeDude
Have I missed anyone?

I think Tommy Thompson formed a committee. I'm not totally sure.

40 posted on 01/16/2007 12:57:56 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Let's make this an Obamagasm free zone)
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To: pissant
There is nothing wrong with splitting the conservative vote. That's what the primaries are designed to do.

I'm happy that Tancredo and Paul will be in the debates, but I do hope they drop out before the actual primary elections. The way I see it, Mitt, Rudy and McCain will split the liberal/moderate vote. If Duncan Hunter is the only conservative in there, he could just have a shot at winning.

41 posted on 01/16/2007 1:06:37 PM PST by jmc813 (Please check out www.marrow.org and consider becoming a donor. You may save a life.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I am probably one of the 1% of Freepers who likes Tancredo..but he would get my vote if elections held today.

The great majority of freepers like Tancredo. He won a FR sidebar straw poll several months ago.

42 posted on 01/16/2007 1:07:57 PM PST by jmc813 (Please check out www.marrow.org and consider becoming a donor. You may save a life.)
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To: PRND21

Who is your pick for the nomination at this point?


43 posted on 01/16/2007 1:10:55 PM PST by jmc813 (Please check out www.marrow.org and consider becoming a donor. You may save a life.)
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To: dirtboy
I hear the sound of a thousand manure spreaders starting up with which to fling the bullcrap at Tancredo.

The dung flinging anti-conservative harpies and thread chimps will be busy for a while. Sad that a once conservative forum could be hijacked by people who have nothing better to do than to trash conservatives.

And I support Hunter too.

44 posted on 01/16/2007 1:12:29 PM PST by Spiff (Death before Dhimmitude)
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To: NeoCaveman

Good catch. I believe you are correct. Add Thompson to the list.


45 posted on 01/16/2007 1:12:32 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: The Blitherer
I know where Tancredo stands on immigration, and I like it. But I don't know much else about him. Where does he stand on abortion, the WOT and big/small government?

His conservative credentials are impeccable. I have challenged the Tancredo-trashing harpies to find a Republican in Congress with a better set of ratings and they have failed.

Rep. Tom Tancredo's ratings from various conservative organizations:

100% "Best and Brightest" Rating from American Conservative Union (one of only 38 other Congressmen)
100% Rating from National Right to Life Committee
100% Rating from Conservative Index (Spring '05 - 75% lifetime, tied for second highest rating)
100% Rating from Concerned Women for America
100% Rating from Christian Coalition
100% Rating from Campaign for Working Families
100% Rating from FreedomWorks
98% Rating from National Tax Limitation Committee (average since 1999)
95% "Taxpayer Hero" Rating from Citizens Against Government Waste
95% Rating from Americans for Tax Reform
95% Rating from Christian Action Network
93% Rating from Eagle Forum (tied for second highest rating)

Rep. Tom Tancredo's ratings from various leftist organizations:
0% Rating from National Education Association
0% Rating from National Organization for Women
0% Rating from Brady Campaign
0% Rating from People for the American Way
0% Rating from Planned Parenthood
0% Rating from Pro-Choice America

46 posted on 01/16/2007 1:15:25 PM PST by Spiff (Death before Dhimmitude)
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To: ConservativeDude

Someone mentioned Gilmore.


47 posted on 01/16/2007 1:16:55 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: jmc813
Who is your pick for the nomination at this point?

Not Hunter and not Tancy. They cannot win.

48 posted on 01/16/2007 1:22:29 PM PST by PRND21
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To: Dog Gone
Tancredo's suggestion to bomb Mecca is not much different than Ahmanutjob's suggestion to erase Israel.

Serious candidates do not talk this way.

AMEN!

49 posted on 01/16/2007 1:23:54 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: PRND21
Not Hunter and not Tancy. They cannot win.

Needs work.

Not Hunter and not Tancy. They cannot win. want to do something to curtail illegal immigration.

50 posted on 01/16/2007 1:33:34 PM PST by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter - a candidate who doesn't need infomercials to convince you he's a conservative)
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