Skip to comments.Tancredo Announces Presidential Bid (Video)
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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And I'm not supporting his bid - I prefer Hunter. But I calls 'em as I sees 'em.
What a food fight we're about to witness. Popcorn time.
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.
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...
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.
And make a lot of money.
So, confirmed participants in GOP debates will be, as of today:
I don't think Huckabee has formed his committee. Have I missed anyone?
I have no idea. I do know the MSM will give it scant attention regardless.
He has the same chance as Hunter, zero.
There is nothing wrong with splitting the conservative vote. That's what the primaries are designed to do.
Tancredo will play an important role in shaping the debate. All he needs to do is openly challenge the other Republican wusses on immigration.
We need lotsa conservatives in the primary mix. It'll keep the RINOs in line.
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.
Tancredo has my vote right now.
With virtually no support they won't push anyone any where, they will be the conservative version of Dennis Kucinich.
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.
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.
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?
I hope Hunter rises to the top. The current crop of "frontrunners" is weak. And that is being polite.
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.
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
Let's start a pool regarding when he "sadly" goes third party.
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.
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.
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+
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OK. Lets. I take "does not".
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.
The WOT stand is weak -- no pre-emptive action, just secure borders. But strongly anti-abortion and strong on smaller government and tax reform.
Tancredo will receive as much media press as Obama. The difference is Tancredo's coverage will be negative.
Tancredo's suggestion to bomb Mecca is not much different than Ahmanutjob's suggestion to erase Israel.
Serious candidates do not talk this way.
Your list is correct, thus far.
I think Tommy Thompson formed a committee. I'm not totally sure.
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.
The great majority of freepers like Tancredo. He won a FR sidebar straw poll several months ago.
Who is your pick for the nomination at this point?
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.
Good catch. I believe you are correct. Add Thompson to the list.
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)Rep. Tom Tancredo's ratings from various leftist organizations:
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)
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
Someone mentioned Gilmore.
Not Hunter and not Tancy. They cannot win.
Serious candidates do not talk this way.
Not Hunter and not Tancy. They
cannot win. want to do something to curtail illegal immigration.