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Tancredo to get out?
Politico ^ | 12/19/07 | Ed Martin

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.


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One of the good guys.
1 posted on 12/19/2007 12:09:02 PM PST by pissant
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To: 007girl; 230FMJ; abigailsmybaby; absolootezer0; afnamvet; Afronaut; airborne; ajolympian2004; ...

Interesting


2 posted on 12/19/2007 12:10:01 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

Easy enough to find out, just check and see if reservations have been cancelled.


3 posted on 12/19/2007 12:10:19 PM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: Badeye

I don’t know what reservations to check.


4 posted on 12/19/2007 12:10:51 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant
I don’t know what reservations to check.

He'd have speaking engagements, each of which would require him to rent a venue.

5 posted on 12/19/2007 12:12:29 PM PST by r9etb
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To: pissant
In today’s climate the socialist media would consider Tancredo wishing everyone a Merry Christmas as a major announcement.
6 posted on 12/19/2007 12:13:02 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: r9etb

True. But I do not know his schedule.


7 posted on 12/19/2007 12:13:23 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Man50D

I’ll take that over an endorsement for one of the ‘top tier’


8 posted on 12/19/2007 12:14:08 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

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.


9 posted on 12/19/2007 12:14:30 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: pissant

Ditto. I was impressed with him during the debate, and at least he was there to push the issue.


10 posted on 12/19/2007 12:15:25 PM PST by exile ("Get off my phone, ya big dope"- The Great One)
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To: pissant

He’s being sued by the ACLU /sarc


11 posted on 12/19/2007 12:15:54 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: pissant

He’ll get behind Fred. Good!


12 posted on 12/19/2007 12:16:47 PM PST by gunservative
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To: All

Can’t wait to see what it’s all about.


13 posted on 12/19/2007 12:17:27 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: pissant

Flights, hotels, meeting halls, just check Tancredo’s website for a list of events and their location. Pretty straight forward from that point.


14 posted on 12/19/2007 12:17:48 PM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: pissant
His website isn't responding ... but that's where you'd find it.

The fact that his website is not responding is perhaps a clue....

15 posted on 12/19/2007 12:18:06 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Badeye

Go ahead. And get back to us.


16 posted on 12/19/2007 12:18:42 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

Not that big of deal for me to do it, I was just sayin....(chuckle)


17 posted on 12/19/2007 12:19:27 PM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: gunservative

I would not count on that, but I reckon it is a possibility


18 posted on 12/19/2007 12:19:30 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Sun

“Can’t wait to see what it’s all about.”

I just hope he doesn’t go off the deep end like Gilchrist did.


19 posted on 12/19/2007 12:20:25 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: r9etb; Badeye

Whatever it is, he’s managed to get more press than usual.


20 posted on 12/19/2007 12:20:29 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

Boy, you are really all over this, aren’t you :>)


21 posted on 12/19/2007 12:21:18 PM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: AuntB

If Tanc endorses Dukakabee I’m sending him a head of lettuce.


22 posted on 12/19/2007 12:21:49 PM PST by wilco200
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To: pissant
I don’t know what reservations to check.

I'd start with whether he had any reservations about winning :>)

23 posted on 12/19/2007 12:22:11 PM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: pissant

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.


24 posted on 12/19/2007 12:22:47 PM PST by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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To: pissant

fwiw, I’m leaning toward guessing he’ll announce a 3rd-party run....


25 posted on 12/19/2007 12:22:49 PM PST by r9etb
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To: bcsco

Maybe he saw Hunter on TV yesterday...

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/1207/Tancredo_to_get_out.html#comments


26 posted on 12/19/2007 12:23:19 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: gunservative

I think so too...any avalanche starts with a few snowflakes.


27 posted on 12/19/2007 12:25:20 PM PST by Baladas
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To: gunservative

Or Hunter.


28 posted on 12/19/2007 12:27:06 PM PST by gpapa
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To: bcsco

Apparently, he has lots of those.


29 posted on 12/19/2007 12:27:20 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

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.


30 posted on 12/19/2007 12:27:40 PM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: Antoninus

Me too. I’ll be suprised if he does not support Hunter.


31 posted on 12/19/2007 12:28:09 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: gunservative
He’ll get behind Fred. Good!

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.

32 posted on 12/19/2007 12:30:46 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Hi, My name is Mitt, and I invented the fifty dollar abortion!")
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To: bcsco

I see no reason for him to endorse Fred.


33 posted on 12/19/2007 12:31:04 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: r9etb

I can’t imagine him doing so.


34 posted on 12/19/2007 12:32:19 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

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.


35 posted on 12/19/2007 12:33:02 PM PST by devere
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To: Antoninus
Hoping for a Hunter endorsement from Tanc.

Would love to see this. If not for Hunter, then at least for Thompson.
36 posted on 12/19/2007 12:33:03 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty ("I am not a neoconservative. I am pro-American." - John Bolton)
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To: devere

Hunter is better than Tanc on many issues, including illegal immigration, his pet.


37 posted on 12/19/2007 12:33:39 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

This would show class and party loyalty. I wish some others would do the same.


38 posted on 12/19/2007 12:34:20 PM PST by Soliton (Freddie T is the one for me! (c))
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To: rogue yam

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.


39 posted on 12/19/2007 12:35:01 PM PST by jch10
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To: AuntB

“I just hope he doesn’t 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.


40 posted on 12/19/2007 12:39:01 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Kerretarded

Looks like perhaps a Fred/Tancredo/Hunter coalition to stop Huckabee, Romney, Guilani and now McCain?


41 posted on 12/19/2007 12:40:20 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty ("I am not a neoconservative. I am pro-American." - John Bolton)
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To: pissant
I see no reason for him to endorse Fred.

Well, on that we can agree to disagree.

42 posted on 12/19/2007 12:40:49 PM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: All

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!

http://www.usillegalaliens.com/images2/image124.jpg

It is a DOUBLE fence with border patrol in-between, and note the CLIMB-PROOF BARRIER at the top.


43 posted on 12/19/2007 12:41:12 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: pissant

You have FRmail


44 posted on 12/19/2007 12:41:43 PM PST by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)
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To: Soliton

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.


45 posted on 12/19/2007 12:43:04 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Kerretarded
Looks like perhaps a Fred/Tancredo/Hunter coalition to stop Huckabee, Romney, Guilani and now McCain?

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.

46 posted on 12/19/2007 12:43:37 PM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: bcsco

Why should he endorse Fred?


47 posted on 12/19/2007 12:43:56 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: pissant
Tancredo is an excellent Congressman. But, just like Duncan Hunter, he's not very good at campaigning for President. That's OK, though—I'm not adept at that either :-)
48 posted on 12/19/2007 12:44:42 PM PST by sourcery (If Hillary is the next President, she may also be the last.)
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To: pissant

From TeamTancredo’s blog:

Copy:

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?????

/copy


49 posted on 12/19/2007 12:46:57 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: freekitty
Why should he endorse Fred?

Why not?

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.

50 posted on 12/19/2007 12:47:52 PM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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