Saturday, November 25, 2006

Tancredo for President?

Congressman Tom Tancredo is considering running for President of the United States. He would give more attention to the immigration issue and provide a conservative alternative to John McCain and Rudy Giuliani.

Tancredo, the author of "In Mortal Danger" championing the need to secure America's borders and enforce immigration laws, says he is getting closer to his own run for the presidency, calling it a "distinct possibility."

"As I've said before, if no one rises to the bait maybe--and that bait being the immigration issue--if no one will take it on, I guarantee you I will do it. Right now, I have not seen anyone who I think can go the distance who has taken that on. I'm telling you it certainly looks more and more like that's a distinct possibility. And I'm not being coy, I just don't know for sure. We have to take a careful look at it because for one thing, you don't want to hurt the issue itself. You do not want to have a problem with doing it, and if you don't do well, then people will say, 'Look, if Tancredo didn't do well in X state, that means that the issue is of no great value.'"
A Tancredo bid also raises the possibility that the North American Union could become a major political issue.

Tancredo receives strong support from grassroots conservatives, many of whom hope he runs for President.

2 comments:

Cat C. said...

Who? I've never heard of this guy before now, and now that I've heard a little bit about him, I think he should definately save his money...

Dan said...

When I first started thinking about the 2008 election, I backed Newt Gingrich. This was partly because I didn't give any of the talk about Tancredo running any value. But if he's serious about it, I will give him my full support. I feel he's the traditional kind of Republican we need.