Skip to comments.Tancredo to get out?
Posted on 12/19/2007 12:09:02 PM PST by pissant
Tom Tancredo has scheduled a press conference in Des Moines tomorrow afternoon to make a "major announcement regarding the campaign," according to a media advisory his campaign sent out today.
Asked whether Tancredo intended to drop out of the race, his congressional spokesman, TQ Houlton, said he didn't know. But Houlton didn't affirm that Tancredo was staying in and directed calls to the campaign.
A campaign spokesman didn't immediately reply to an email or voice mail.
Tancredo will appear at the Des Moines Marriott tomorrow at 2:00 Central, according to the advisory.
Despite the fervor Iowa Republicans have over Tancredo's pet issue, immigration, the Colorado congressman has not seen a commensurate bump in the polls. And even though he's run a couple of provocative ads warning about the security threat of illegal immigration, his numbers have remained in the low single-digits.
Perhaps most notably, Tancredo's close friend, Rep. Steve King, passed over his colleague and threw his support behind Fred Thompson this week. King and Tancredo have worked closely on immigration and many in Iowa thought King would not endorse as long as Tancredo was in the race.
A source close to King said they knew of the press conference for tomorrow but didn't know what Tancredo would announce.
Easy enough to find out, just check and see if reservations have been cancelled.
I don’t know what reservations to check.
He'd have speaking engagements, each of which would require him to rent a venue.
True. But I do not know his schedule.
I’ll take that over an endorsement for one of the ‘top tier’
All of the candidates should step down when their continued presence in the race is counterproductive to their ideological agenda. If Tancredo thinks now is that time for him then I admire him for being wise enough to see this and patriot enough to put the country first.
Ditto. I was impressed with him during the debate, and at least he was there to push the issue.
He’s being sued by the ACLU /sarc
He’ll get behind Fred. Good!
Can’t wait to see what it’s all about.
Flights, hotels, meeting halls, just check Tancredo’s website for a list of events and their location. Pretty straight forward from that point.
The fact that his website is not responding is perhaps a clue....
Go ahead. And get back to us.
Not that big of deal for me to do it, I was just sayin....(chuckle)
I would not count on that, but I reckon it is a possibility
“Cant wait to see what its all about.”
I just hope he doesn’t go off the deep end like Gilchrist did.
Whatever it is, he’s managed to get more press than usual.
Boy, you are really all over this, aren’t you :>)
If Tanc endorses Dukakabee I’m sending him a head of lettuce.
I'd start with whether he had any reservations about winning :>)
Hoping for a Hunter endorsement from Tanc. It would make up for him getting in the race in the first place and stealing some of Duncan’s thunder.
fwiw, I’m leaning toward guessing he’ll announce a 3rd-party run....
Maybe he saw Hunter on TV yesterday...
I think so too...any avalanche starts with a few snowflakes.
Apparently, he has lots of those.
Judging by your link, and one or two posts on the other thread, my guess is that Steve King’s endorsement of Thompson is the opening Tancredo wanted/decided to use to announce his resignation, and then himself openly endorsing Thompson.
It would be interesting to learn exactly what role King has played in this.
Me too. I’ll be suprised if he does not support Hunter.
I hope so. It's time for conservatives to stop frittering away their support on one issue/fringe candidates and start backing Fred, the solid conservative choice among the frontrunners. Tancredo and Hunter just need to give place - they're not going anywhere, despite the gusto and chest-thumping of their supporters. Time for conservatives to unite behind FDT. Once Huckabee implodes (and he will), much of his support ought to flow back to the real conservative among the front-runners.
I see no reason for him to endorse Fred.
I can’t imagine him doing so.
Tom Tancredo is the very best conservative in the race. I’m very sorry his campaign has gone nowhere, or I’d be backing him ahead of Fred. I hope Tom endorses Fred, and I hope Duncan winds up doing the same.
Hunter is better than Tanc on many issues, including illegal immigration, his pet.
This would show class and party loyalty. I wish some others would do the same.
Rep. Tancredo would make a good president. The time is not right for him. Perhaps, there is another task for which he will be called.
He is better than any of the Dem candidates.
“I just hope he doesnt go off the deep end like Gilchrist did.”
I don’t think he will, but you never know these days. So many strange things have been happening.
Looks like perhaps a Fred/Tancredo/Hunter coalition to stop Huckabee, Romney, Guilani and now McCain?
Well, on that we can agree to disagree.
DUNCAN HUNTER gets things done! Duncan Hunter actually had a fence built which tremendously cut drug trafficking and crime in San Diego, and Hunter authored the bill for a fence from California thru Texas, which was signed into law, and here’s the fence!
It is a DOUBLE fence with border patrol in-between, and note the CLIMB-PROOF BARRIER at the top.
You have FRmail
I wish you all would quit alluding to the fact that you want the best candidates to quit. What you’re going to end up with is another RINO. Just like Arnuld.
That about sums it up, IMO. And while Hunter isn't yet on board, he's philosophically there. And on THE one vital issue going in to this election (at least as it stands now); immigration.
Why should he endorse Fred?
From TeamTancredo’s blog:
I listened to Tom’s campaign manager, Bay Buchanan, on O’Reilly yesterday (12-18). She failed to plug Tom’s campaign, but she had plenty to say about Hillary. Of course, she was a guest on Bill’s show for the purpose of discussing Hillary, but with Iowa’s caucus TWO WEEKS away, I’m wondering how Tom’s final campaign days in Iowa are going!!!! Can you give us some updates?????
1) Fred's standing in the polls has been consistently higher than Hunters;
2) An endorsement of Hunter would add nothing statistically poll-wise to Hunter's campaign;
3) Tancredo's buddy, Steve King has endorsed Fred; was that the first act?
4) Fred's standing on immigration, Tancredo's single hot-button issue, has been consistently conservative.
I see no reason not to.
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