Skip to comments.Mitt got the candidate, Fred gets the worker (Tancredo withdrawal)
Posted on 12/21/2007 5:14:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Tom Tancredo may have gotten behind Mitt Romney yesterday, but the Tanc's top guy on the ground in Iowa will help out Fred.
A retired Marine and active farmer, Bill Salier had served as Tancredo's Iowa state chair. He's a true believing social conservative who ran an uphill race in the '02 GOP Senate primrary that raised some eyebrows.
In short: he's the sort of worker bee a campaign likes to have on its side. If Salier puts his shoulder to the wheel for Fred, he could be a major asset.
M.E. Sprengelmeyer of the Rocky did a great profile of Salier that sadly appears to be gone from the paper's website. If anybody can find a link, please send my way.
UPDATE: Fred's camp fishes out a link -- here tis
Also, they send along video of Salier with Fred today in western Iowa
Also, Also -- Rep. Steve King was on the stump out in his district with Fred today. If King can move some votes out in that part of the state, it could really impact what all parties think will be a low-turnout contest.
I can’t believe that Tancredo endorsed the Mitt - to me he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Of the two, I think Fred is the one to gain from it. Tancredo voters aren’t likely to toss their ideals to vote for Romney.
That Tancredo cares more about exploiting an issue than resolving it.
The Real Conservative
"When I am president, I will build a fence." Amnesty and illegal immigration are not healthy for the U.S. or Mexico. "We need to be a nation of high fences and wide gates." ..Fred Thompson
"My idea of Gun Control is a good, steady aim." ..Fred Thompson
"Saddle Me Up"
“What does this tell us?”
It tells me Steve King’s support is the inflection point I have been waiting for. Serious, adult conservative support on the ground. Fred has engineered a surprise showing without looking calculating.
Tancredo’s staffers are lagniappe, and suggest maybe Tancredo might have some opportunistic tendencies.
The dual King/Salier endorsement is a big deal.
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Its tells me, that Tancredo should've backed out months ago. His endorsement of Romney is sickening.
With King backing Fred and Salier working for Fred, things might start shifting and a second place finish is not out of the question.
Agreed. Now, all we need is the NRA endorsement, and things will really get interesting.
With a line like ‘gun control is a good, steady aim,’ I think that’d help!
Good speech at the CC meet, despite the nasty cold.
Strong second, possible first when the dust settles.
It’s Fred we are talking about here folks. If he were doing really well in the polls I’d be nervous...
Yeah,....Right...You convinced me.
"Saddle Me Up"
So King and Salier are not just endorsing Thompson, but actually campaigning for Fred — fantastic!
Does anyone know whether Tanc is actively going around the state/country barnstorming for Romney?
Fascinating race. Great pick-up, Sen. Thompson!
It tells us this is a nice middle finger from Salier to Judas Tancredo. Good for him.
Cool poster. Ella Raines is from our town, and we just had a huge Ella Raines film festival here in the summer. My 14-year-old daughter was the most adorable usherette in that 1950’s get-up!
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