Tancredo to Abandon Presidential Bid - washingtonpost.com Tom Tancredo, a Republican Congressman from Colorado is abandoning his bid for President. Tancredo was running on the illegal immigration platform and by running for President allowed him to get the press and coverage he desired to get his point across to the country, that we need to eliminate illegal immigration and prosecute and return to their native country all illegal immigrants.
To me this is something that is impossible and inhumane. Tancredo's views are a little off the deep-end and never caught on with the American public. The new immigration policy, if anyone ever has the guts to develop something and get it implemented, must work to curb illegal immigration while working to incorporate those who are currently here.
We need to work to stop the incentives for coming here. If we are not able to do that, then we will never be able to curb or eliminate illegal immigration.
The next big question is what happens to Tancredo. He has already said that he won't be running for re-election to his Congressional seat. Is he going to run for the Senate in Colorado?
I happen to think that he is. He is going to work to keep his message in the conversation and running for the open seat being vacated by Wayne Allard will do that. The problem is that he is getting a late start for that race. He also is a real polarizing person and in today's political climate in Colorado that will not do it. To get elected in Colorado you need to be a moderate and pull votes from both major parties and independents.
There is going to be a lot of media focused on the Senate race in Colorado this year. Tancredo just doesn't have it to make it to the election in November.
Just a side note, Tom Tancredo for President has to be one of the worst website home pages for a Presidential candidate. It takes too many clicks to get to the information on where he stands on issues.