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Colorado Tea Partyers say Tancredo betrayed them
The Denver Post ^ | 07/26/2010

Posted on 07/26/2010 8:48:16 AM PDT by Mojave

Leaders of 21 state Tea Party groups, representing about 10,000 people, said Sunday they have been betrayed by Tom Tancredo and in an open letter beseeched the former congressman not to run for governor as a third-party candidate.

Tancredo has given Republican gubernatorial candidates until noon today to commit to pulling out of the governor's race after the primary if polls show the winner trailing Democrat John Hickenlooper.

If that doesn't happen, Tancredo says, he'll run for governor as the American Constitution Party candidate.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: egomania; tancredo; tomtancredo
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1 posted on 07/26/2010 8:48:17 AM PDT by Mojave
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To: Mojave
If that doesn't happen, Tancredo says, he'll run for governor as the American Constitution Party candidate.
 
Speaking of.....
 
Tom Tancredo Will Run For Governor of Colorado As Third Party Candidate


2 posted on 07/26/2010 8:51:22 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Mojave

The Denver Post conveniently ignores any “news” that shows dim-bulb-crats in a bad light.

Consider things coming from that paper to be just about as believable as news coming from CNN, CNBC, or MSNBC.


3 posted on 07/26/2010 8:55:12 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Mojave
Tancredo has given Republican gubernatorial candidates until noon today to commit to pulling out of the governor's race after the primary if polls show the winner trailing Democrat John Hickenlooper.

wut?

4 posted on 07/26/2010 8:57:21 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Mojave

Dan Maes can’t beat Hickenlooper, Scott McInnis sure as heck can’t beat Hickenlooper, what do we have to lose at this point??


5 posted on 07/26/2010 8:57:50 AM PDT by MissTed (Never buy products from ACME.)
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To: Da Coyote

I’m wondering the same thing. Is this just liberal spin to agitate Teas Partiers against Tancredo?

My question: Why would Tea Parties want to endorse the same old GOP?


6 posted on 07/26/2010 9:01:04 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Mojave

Shows that the GOP is infested with self seeking would be Lords Of All They Survey who prefer personal power (and dare I say, money making opportunities) over principles. Charlie Crist in Florida is another prime example. Good ridance Arlen!!


7 posted on 07/26/2010 9:01:45 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Mojave

Shows that the GOP is infested with self seeking would be Lords Of All They Survey who prefer personal power (and dare I say, money making opportunities) over principles. Charlie Crist in Florida is another prime example. Good ridance Arlen!!


8 posted on 07/26/2010 9:01:45 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: MissTed

“Dan Maes can’t beat Hickenlooper, Scott McInnis sure as heck can’t beat Hickenlooper, what do we have to lose at this point??”

I kind of agree. I’m not well versed on this subject but it seems to me Tancredo is seeing the possible election of a rat and is trying to get elected to prevent it. Shouldn’t the tea party recognize the prob failure of the other candidates and vote for the one who just might get rid of the democrat liberal?


9 posted on 07/26/2010 9:02:14 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Mojave
If the Tea Party of Colorado have selected
Jane Norton and Scott McIness then the
Tea Party in Colorado is less than worthless.

Seems like both were anointed by Juan McAmnesty.


10 posted on 07/26/2010 9:06:59 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Mojave

If Tancredo can’t win the Republican Primary, what makes him think he can win the Governorship?


11 posted on 07/26/2010 9:15:17 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: MissTed
How does Tancredo help improve this situation with his vanity act? No wonder he liked Romney.

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12 posted on 07/26/2010 9:23:48 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“If Tancredo can’t win the Republican Primary, what makes him think he can win the Governorship?”

Bingo...he couldn’t and he can’t. It’s not like it was a surprise who the democrats were going to run. The only surprise was that McInnis wasn’t able to get top billing on the primary ballot over Maes. Well and also that McInnis plagarized and Maes has financial reporting problems.


13 posted on 07/26/2010 9:42:21 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: ansel12

He doesn’t help anyone but himself and trying to keep himself relevant.


14 posted on 07/26/2010 9:44:04 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: Mojave

There it is again.

‘Leaders’ ..

Democrats are desperate.


15 posted on 07/26/2010 10:05:59 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Mojave

Looks right now as if Tommy T has just handed Governor to Hickenlooper, throwing away a golden opportunity to take back Colorado to serve his own ego. The only good that might come of this is his final political grave.


16 posted on 07/26/2010 10:09:56 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
If Tancredo can’t win the Republican Primary, what makes him think he can win the Governorship?

He was NOT in the Republican Primary.

Where was the Colorado Tea Party ?

Where is the leadership in the Colorado Republican Party ?


17 posted on 07/26/2010 10:17:48 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Mojave

Two words.

DICK WAD!

As in the GOP Party Chairman who is as squishy RINO phag as they get.

Dick Wadhams. Affectionately known by real conservatives as “Dick Wad”.

This is why Colorado has gone leftist. There is NO “Conservative” movement in Colorado.

Lot’s of ego. Tancredo being a prime example. I once supported him, giving him my vote for President in the Iowa Straw Poll to keep the Immigration issue alive. Btu he has basely betrayed us with the endorsement of Romney in 2008 and now this.

But all of this, the whole shebang falls at the feat of the Colorado Party Establishment RINO leadership of Dick Wad.

Ebbida, Ebbida, That’s all folks!


18 posted on 07/26/2010 11:10:01 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

“Where was the Colorado Tea Party ?”

Fighting the regurgitated GOP supported candidates that were put forward (Norton, McInness).


19 posted on 07/26/2010 11:15:33 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: Mojave

Why doesnt Tom run in the R primary against the two Republican candidates? Does he just want to be crowned the R heir apparent?


20 posted on 07/26/2010 11:33:48 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Responsibility2nd
My question: Why would Tea Parties want to endorse the same old GOP?

Some people think that a liberal with an (R) next to their name is somehow better than a liberal with a (D) next to their name.

Me, I'm not playing that game anymore. A liberal with an (R) next to their name is still a liberal and a person who votes for a liberal with an (R) next to their name is still voting for a liberal.

Starting this year, I only support Conservative candidates. That may mean third party in a lot of cases, but I'm tired of being a Conservative every day of the year except election day when I pull the lever for way too many liberals with (R) next to their names.
21 posted on 07/26/2010 11:45:57 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

If you prefer Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Harry Reid as Senate leader, then carry on.


22 posted on 07/26/2010 1:06:29 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ansel12

I agree with your sentiment. Elephants may have long memories but it takes them just as long to learn


23 posted on 07/26/2010 1:28:35 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: ansel12
If you prefer Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Harry Reid as Senate leader, then carry on.

If you prefer to keep on sliding towards socialism and the destruction of our freedom by supporting liberals with (R) next to their names, then carry on.
24 posted on 07/26/2010 1:40:50 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

That made no sense, but my statement did, if you don’t defeat democrats, then you keep them in power and leadership.

If you prefer Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Harry Reid as Senate leader, then carry on.


25 posted on 07/26/2010 1:48:14 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ansel12
That made no sense, but my statement did, if you don’t defeat democrats, then you keep them in power and leadership.

A liberal is a liberal regardless of whether they have an (R) or a (D) next to their name. If you vote for RINOs/CINOs, you are voting for liberals. If you don't understand that, then I don't know how to make it any clearer than that.

If you are confused about RINO/CINO:
RINO = Republican In Name Only
CINO = Conservative In Name Only
26 posted on 07/26/2010 4:14:53 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: ebersole
U-2012>Where was the Colorado Tea Party ?

Fighting the regurgitated GOP supported candidates that were put forward (Norton, McInness).

They don't get out much.

27 posted on 07/26/2010 4:20:35 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Well since Norton had to petition to get on the ballot for the primary and McInnis is in the second slot on the ballot, I’d say for their year and a half, they did pretty well fighting the pathetic CO GOP.


28 posted on 07/26/2010 4:41:55 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: colorado tanker

“The only good that might come of this is his final political grave:

From your lips to God’s ear!


29 posted on 07/26/2010 4:42:42 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: ebersole
If the TEA party expects to win they need to take
over the roots of the party and develop candidates.

30 posted on 07/26/2010 5:15:34 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: sportutegrl
Why doesn't Tom run in the R primary against the two Republican candidates? Does he just want to be crowned the R heir apparent?

1. He chose not to run at the convention or in the primary.

2. Yes.

31 posted on 07/26/2010 5:28:29 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

I agree


32 posted on 07/26/2010 5:44:29 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: colorado tanker

I’ll take my chances with McInnis than with Tancredo.

Tom Tancredo is the Charlie Crist of Denver.

Also if Buck wins the primary, the media will make Buck comment on every crazy thing Tancredo says since Tancredo endorsed Buck for Senate. The Dems could maintain the Governor and Senate. Ugh.


33 posted on 07/26/2010 6:27:19 PM PDT by yongin
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To: af_vet_rr

You don’t understand that a democrat will always vote for the democrat leadership and will be a dependable member of the democrat party.

If you don’t defeat democrats, then you keep them in power and leadership.

If you prefer Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Harry Reid as Senate leader, then carry on.


34 posted on 07/26/2010 8:03:16 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: Mojave

I’m very conservative, and I’m a Colorado voter and I am so angry at Tancredo I could spit. The ONLY thing he cares about is getting attention for himself.

I have to wonder if Hickenlooper paid this dolt under the table, since the ONLY possible effect of a Tancredo run would be that the Dems keep the governorship. YES, I wish Penry had run, but it is too late now. And Tancredo is too dumb (or selfish) to understand that.


35 posted on 07/26/2010 8:10:30 PM PDT by cookcounty ("Today's White House reporters seem one ball short of a ping pong scrimmage.")
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To: Mojave

Anybody have an emai laddress for Tancredo so we can call him out?????


36 posted on 07/26/2010 8:12:25 PM PDT by cookcounty ("Today's White House reporters seem one ball short of a ping pong scrimmage.")
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To: sportutegrl

Tom didn’t run, and after the two choices were on the ballot a lot of negative news was released.


37 posted on 07/26/2010 8:17:13 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ansel12
If you don’t defeat democrats, then you keep them in power and leadership.

It shouldn't be just democrats you want to defeat, it should be all liberals regardless of the letter next to their name, because a liberal Republican will send us down the road to socialism as surely as a democrat. The only difference is the democrat will send us there a little quicker.
38 posted on 07/26/2010 8:27:26 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

When there is a difference (and there always is), vote the difference.

Turning offices over to democrats, not only loses that office, it also strengthens the entire structure of the democratic party and enhances their chances to win the leadership, and it makes the incumbent hard to get rid of.

Think of all the leftists like Boxer and Murray that squeak in, and then stay there for decades because of the power of incumbency.


39 posted on 07/26/2010 9:20:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ansel12
When there is a difference (and there always is), vote the difference.

There is no difference between a liberal with an (R) next to their name and a (D) next to their name, other than the speed at which they will send us down the road to socialism.

It's one of the things that has interested me in the Tea Party movement, since so many people in the movement have told me that it's not about any political party, it's about supporting conservatives. That's not always the case as this Tancredo thing is proving, but the majority of members I've met or know believe that if we don't start working towards getting conservatives elected now, we dang sure won't be able to in the future.

If we don't take a stand now and support only Conservatives, our grandchildren and their grandchildren will be cursing us. I've wasted too many years blindly supporting too many liberal Republicans, and I probably have 20-30 years left on this planet, and I'm not going to piss it away voting for liberals who pretend to be conservatives.
40 posted on 07/27/2010 7:26:21 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

If you can’t handle sorting out elections and making choices, then by all means drop out and cling to the fantasy that you are too pure and that is why you stopped fighting the democrats.

Every election for a conservative should be an effort to move the nation to the right, but when you don’t get the primary result that you wanted and then sit it out, you are merely serving up power to the left, and the democrat party.

I pray that democrat voters adopt your ways, if enough would then we could take this nation back. Pray for more purity for liberals.


41 posted on 07/27/2010 7:40:32 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: Mojave

Overlooked here is that this idiotic vanity play by Tancredo has the potential to tip the SENATE race against Ken Buck - a true conservative who we NEED in the senate.

Dan Maes, while maybe not as strong as Scott McInnis, still has the ability to beat leftist Hickenlooper. Polls are basically tied between them.


42 posted on 07/27/2010 7:55:11 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: ansel12
If you can’t handle sorting out elections and making choices, then by all means drop out and cling to the fantasy that you are too pure and that is why you stopped fighting the democrats.

I'm not dropping out, and I'm not limiting myself to fighting the democrats, I'm fighting liberals, and sometimes those liberals have an (R) next to their name, and I think you understand that based on your comment:

Every election for a conservative should be an effort to move the nation to the right

You just said the magic word my friend: conservative. This has to be about moving the nation to the right and you can't do that by supporting Republicans who only pretend to be Conservative. You have to support true Conservatives and only true Conservatives. Anything less is supporting and rewarding the liberals.
43 posted on 07/27/2010 8:43:32 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

You keep repeating yourself but you don’t say anything.

Assuming the fantasy candidate that you hope and dream of never entered any of the primaries, or perhaps in one or two he did, but wasn’t chosen by the voters, what do you do then?


44 posted on 07/27/2010 8:53:19 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ansel12
Assuming the fantasy candidate that you hope and dream of never entered any of the primaries

Before I answer or respond to anything else, why do you consider a conservative candidate to be a "fantasy" as you put it?
45 posted on 07/27/2010 9:07:09 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Doing that childish of a rewrite of what I was asking explains why you can’t get to the point.


46 posted on 07/27/2010 9:31:00 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: yongin
I doubt Tommy T could win even if he were the Republican candidate. He has incredibly high negatives and a propensity to say darn near anything to antagonize anybody. This latest gambit is exposing him for the attention whore he is.

I agree the MSM will play him for all he's worth as a foil to try to defeat the Republican candidates.

47 posted on 07/27/2010 10:57:44 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: ansel12
I say I want to support Conservative candidates, you refer to them as:

Assuming the fantasy candidate that you hope and dream of never entered any of the primaries, or perhaps in one or two he did, but wasn’t chosen by the voters, what do you do then?

That's not a childish rewrite.
48 posted on 07/27/2010 6:00:16 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Nice try at another rewrite, we all want to support conservatives, now answer the question.

“Assuming the fantasy candidate that you hope and dream of never entered any of the primaries, or perhaps in one or two he did, but wasn’t chosen by the voters, what do you do then?”


49 posted on 07/27/2010 7:32:41 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ansel12; af_vet_rr

This idiot sees no difference at all between John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, why bother with him.


50 posted on 07/27/2010 7:43:18 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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