Tom Tancredo Jumps Into Colorado Governor's Race
Original Post (Sun Jul 25, 2010 at 08:19:34pm)
Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has given an ultimatum to Scott McInniss and Dan Maes: Either exit the Governor's race by noon Monday, or he'll run as a third party candidate for the American Constitution Party. He says his goal it to prevent Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, from winning. [More...]
McInnis is not likely to fold. Which means in November, the Republican vote will be split, which makes Hickenlooper a shoo-in.
While I doubt Hickenlooper would run ads replaying "Bomb Mecca" and "Impeach Obama," I wouldn't be surprised if McInnis did.
So what do Republicans do? Wait until after the primary and put in one Ken Buck or Jane Norton, one of the two Republicans vying for the Senate seat held by Michael Bennet?
Despite his awful position on immigration, Tancredo is pretty entertaining. He's also against the war on drugs. If he runs, maybe we'd actually hear candidates debating it.
I'm not convinced he'll enter the race. He isn't stupid and he knows he wouldn't win. His campaign for President a few years ago really tired him out. Maybe he's recouped his energy, but I don't see him looking forward to the grueling travel schedule of a statewide race. Maybe he's just trying to get Republicans moving on Buck or Norton. (It's too late for write-in names for the August primary, but as soon as that's over, if McInnis dropped out, Republicans would get to pick his successor. Tancredo also knows Republicans wouldn't pick him.)
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