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Newspaper: Tancredo Vs. Hickenlooper A ‘Nightmare’ For GOP
Daily Caller ^ | Greg Campbell

Posted on 05/20/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo couldn’t win a statewide race if the Democratic candidate were caught in a sexting scandal, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette’s editorial board.

In a scathing editorial, the paper urged Republican primary candidates Scott Gessler and Mike Kopp — described in the editorial as capable candidates — to fall on their swords and bow out of the June 24 primary race.

That would eliminate the chance for moderate Republicans to split three ways between them and former Congressman Bob Beauprez — the scenario that makes it easiest for Tancredo to win the nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: amnesty; beauprez; bobbeauprez; coffman; mikekopp; scottgessler; tancredo

1 posted on 05/20/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Tancredo so far as I can see is a decent guy, The last governors election the GOPe establishment foisted a complete milquetoast idiot moron on us.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 6:12:02 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Now that Colorado voters can vote when they’re higher than a kite, I don’t see the GOP winning there ever again.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 6:18:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
I wouldn't call any of the other three candidates moderates.

This isn't a moderate v. conservative issue. Tancredo's problem is he has said so many stupid things over so many years he carries tons of baggage. His negatives are very high.

4 posted on 05/20/2014 6:23:50 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker; ObamahatesPACoal
Tancredo's problem is he has said so many stupid things over so many years he carries tons of baggage.

Really?

Care to prove that accusation?
5 posted on 05/20/2014 6:28:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: colorado tanker

Hmm, I seem to remember Tancredo sounding the alarms about the illegals flooding the southwest and into his state long before anybody else cared to get involved. Although I am in Ohio, I have always kinda kept an ear out for what Tancredo is doing and I sure dont recall him saying anything stupid over the years.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 6:42:12 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Really?

Care to prove that accusation?”

He don’t need to prove it anymore than democrats need to prove it.

Political reality is the art of perception not fact, not justice.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 6:45:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Finatic

Tancredo has outraised them.

It think the consultants are going to go hungry if Tancredo and Tim Donnellly win the nominations. They won’t have any Chamber money to make ads with.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 6:47:44 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Finatic

I remember that too, and I was in New Mexico at the time as i recall.

Still Tancredo can’t win hes proven that time and time again. All he will do is divide the remaining conservative vote.


9 posted on 05/20/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Forgive me if im mistaken, but hasent Tancredo already lost several elections in Colorado?

I have no doubt that he already has a base from the previous experiences, but he seems to have already been negatively defined in Colorado. How is Tancredo going to convince people who have already sided against him several times to support him now?


10 posted on 05/20/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

Hickenlooper got 52%, GOP 11% and Tanc 37%.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 7:03:19 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Let’s see. No public school teachers, no draft dodgers, no dope legalizers,...


12 posted on 05/20/2014 7:41:34 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

So who does that leave?


13 posted on 05/20/2014 8:11:47 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

If it leaves a no-vote, consumer reluctance to buy, more consumer self-sufficiency, less economic activity in general, tourist malaise and consequent reduced revenues, that’s just too bad. Socialist, busybody, big government cannot continue in fatness without revenues of real value (e.g., from manufacturing, mining, agriculture, etc.). Let’s do the tighten-up. It’s happening all over, until we see decent candidates. Duncan Hunter Sr. is a good example.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 8:21:42 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

you are so funny - hyperbole extreme - medical marijuana has been legal here for quite some time, and after “recreational marijuana” was legalized, Coloradans came together to recall 2 democrat senators, including the president of the Senate. Both of them were in seemingly safe districts.

They were also able to force another democrat nut job to resign ahead of her recall.

I love reading on FR how out of control the police in this country are, primarily due to the “war on drugs” which has turned into nothing more than a rights grab from citizens. Yet, when voters start turning on those actions by our government, by doing things like taking their power away by legalizing recreational marijuana use, these very same FR posters ridicule those actions.

Make up your mind. Is the government out of control and the people have the right to enforce their freedoms? Or are we settling for a police state to make us feel “safer” against such evil things.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 8:31:19 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
I'll try to clarify that a little more. See the following.

Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,949,129 [Democrat] 81% [Republican] 1%”

National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare $10,414,606 [Democrat] 82% [Republican] 17%

Leviathan (Uncle Sam employs more people than you think)
National Review ^ | 02/03/2011 | Iain Murray
"...nearly 40 million Americans employed in some way by government."

When enough of them have their offices closed and their NIMBY pensioned partners get their haircuts (as the bond holders will eventually be subjected to), they won't have so much time and money for bipartisan, socialist politics. Money of value (that is, with matching production on U.S. soil) doesn't grow on trees--a lesson about to be learned by many.

Another lesson to be learned: people with honest technical inclinations and skills (those who do it with their minds and hands, not those who only talk about it or play it on TV) can be more resilient and resourceful than imagined by political folks speaking of fears of overpopulation and the like.

Before long, it's likely that folks with inclinations toward the coasts will return to those places, and the Rockies, more properly populated with good, ingenuous American rednecks, their wives and lots of kids.

Depressions also see returns of moral values, more decent public speech and general civility. The big shots should have hired the American man and avoided messing with his family.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 8:44:39 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

RINO Beauprez and Tancredo need to drop out in favor of Scott Gessler.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 9:36:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SoConPubbie
OK, here's one of many:

"In a 2009 interview, Tancredo said Miami does not feel like America because so many people there speak Spanish: ‘”Look at what has happened to Miami. It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you’re in the United States of America. You would certainly say you’re in a Third World country.” When criticized for the remarks, he shot back, “I knew speaking your mind could be dangerous in Havana. I guess it’s equally dangerous to do so in Miami. Apparently, there isn’t much of a difference between the two anymore.”

I travel to Miami on business. The comment was not only stupid, but ignorant.

Dick Armey, at the heart of the Tea Party movement calls Tommy T a "destructive" force in the Republican Party.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/15/dick-armey-tom-tancredo-is-destructive-to-republicans-on-immigration/

I voted for Tommy T in his last loss. I don't want to have to vote for that loser again. In my opinion nominating him would re-elect Hickenlooper.

18 posted on 05/21/2014 10:09:06 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
For your lib pinglist....

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo couldn’t win a statewide race if the Democratic candidate were caught in a sexting scandal, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette’s editorial board.

Hah! When a libertarian like Tom can't even catch a break in a stoner state like Colorado; then it shows how low losertarians have sunk.

 

19 posted on 05/21/2014 11:46:04 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; bamahead

Oops. Post 19 is for bamahead.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GraceG

>> Tancredo so far as I can see is a decent guy,

Ditto. But his candor is not popular which unfortunately doesn’t help at the voting booth.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 12:08:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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