Thursday, December 20, 2007

This just in - Tancredo out

From Jamie at Eye of Polyphemus:

Tom Tancredo Drops Presidential Bid

The news is like hearing Michael Bolton will stop touring. You are certain someone cares, you just cannot imagine who.

Jamie goes on to mention Lou Dobbs. I bet that John & Ken at KFI care. And there are probably a few others.

This is what CNN said:

Tancredo, a Colorado Republican, is a fierce proponent of stricter illegal immigration laws, but his campaign struggled to gain traction with the Republican primary voters, despite many naming illegal immigration as a top concern.

Part of what happened is that Tancredo's opponents adopted his message.

During the CNN/YouTube debate in November, Tancredo said the candidates were "trying to out-Tancredo Tancredo" by arguing for strengthened border security, stepped up enforcement on immigration laws and punishment of employers who hire illegal immigrants.

"That is exactly right: the other Republican candidates adopted Tancredo's tough line on illegal immigration," CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider said. "What happens when you out-Tancredo Tancredo? You don't need Tancredo any more."

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