Tom Tancredo's Out, Gives Support to Mitt Romney

Bump and Update: Tancredo's out of the race and gives his support to Mitt Romney.


Tom Tancredo Might Withdraw from Presidential Race

Update: Not so fast. His wife says he's first going to meet with other Republican candidates and will withdraw only if he can support one of them on immigration.

Jackie Tancredo said the situation has “changed hourly,” and on Wednesday night there still was a “slim” chance that her husband would continue his uphill battle, which now finds him near the bottom of the polls in Iowa and nationally.

Tancredo confirms an announcement is coming and says he wouldn't hold a presser without something important to say. Will it be just a withdrawal or a withdrawal and declaration of support for another candidate? Or, is it a stunt where he says he's staying in because all the other Republican candidates are too soft on immigration? Tomorrow, by the way, Tancredo turns 62.



Tom Tancredo will announce his withdrawal from the presidential race tomorrow in Iowa.

I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did.

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    How does he square (5.00 / 0) (#5)
    by scribe on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 03:02:31 PM EST
    his supporters - largely foaming-mouth brown-people haters - being supportive of Mittster, the business tycoon for whom those same brown-people from south of the border are the crew picking up his lawn?  In other words, welcome, so long as they (a) take jobs from Americans and (b) lower the bottom of the wage scale for the Americans whose jobs they don't take.

    Maybe Tommy's looking for a job come the Mitt Admin.  That, or he and his supporters have a high tolerance for cognitive dissonance.

    In other news (5.00 / 0) (#8)
    by Repack Rider on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 05:30:59 PM EST
    The Miami Dolphins have conceded their chances for another Superbowl bid, and are now rooting for the Atlanta Falcons to go all the way.

    hey, bill parcells just inked (none / 0) (#9)
    by cpinva on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 10:36:12 PM EST
    a 4 year contract with the dolphins, deeming them more salvagable than the falcons.

    that fried chicken's a killer, i tell you!


    Romney's Dad Marched Withh M L King? (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by john horse on Fri Dec 21, 2007 at 06:00:28 AM EST
    I can understand why Tancredo endorsed Mitt Romney.  Noone has a stronger record of supporting civil rights.  After all, he saw his dad march with Martin Luther King.

    Oh, wait . . .

    Faced with the unfortunate reality that Mitt was making things up, his campaign has retreated into a hilarious Humpty-Dumptyism about what it means to "march with" someone.  You see, it doesn't mean that you were actually there.  It means that, well, you participated in a march about a related topic on a different day, and maybe you thought about the guy while you were doing it.

    Mitt, in other words, was "speaking figuratively, not literally."


    I think he got what he wanted, (1.00 / 0) (#1)
    by jimakaPPJ on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 09:21:28 PM EST
    which was the illegal alien debate on the front burner. No matter what he does now, the issue isn't going away and is likely to elect, or defeat our next President.

    Perhaps now... (none / 0) (#2)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 08:43:59 AM EST
    ...he can do what he was elected to do--represent the interests of the citizens of his district.  

    Ha! That sounds weird, just writing it...

    And does doing the (1.00 / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 10:26:08 AM EST
    job they were elected to do include OHB? Hillary? Dodd? McCain? etc and etc....

    And I think you will find that Tancredo's district is very much in agreement with him... although we did have that huge influx of Californians.. But even they voted in Prop 87...


    and if he can't support (none / 0) (#4)
    by cpinva on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 02:42:38 PM EST
    one of the others? he going to take his 3 supporters and go elsewhere? one can only hope.

    tancredo's an idiot, his supporters morons. maybe they could join the lakotas, and secede? nah, that'd be too easy.

    "Tancredo... (none / 0) (#6)
    by desertswine on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 03:12:48 PM EST
    gives his support to Mitt Romney."

    Well that must be about six guys in cowboy hats.

    Oh, OK... (none / 0) (#7)
    by desertswine on Thu Dec 20, 2007 at 03:14:08 PM EST
    Three guys, then.