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Old 12-21-2007, 03:43 AM
 
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So Tancredo endorses a pro-abortion, immigration flip flopper, the Mittster, who says one thing but his voting record reveals his actions don't match his rhetoric.

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" I am withdrawing from the race and I’m endorsing Governor Romney for president of the United States."

“ And there are things that we still disagree on. But you know what? There are things that I wish I could have gotten all the candidates to agree with me on, and that’s not there,” he said.
....that's not there.

If Tancredo says it's not there, ...it's not there, right?

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He said he doesn’t need to remain in Congress to promote his stance on immigration.

He'd already announced he would not seek reelection to the House of Representatives in 2008.

It'll be interesting to see if he takes a job with a corporation with ties to having a history of exploiting immigrant labor, no?

Maybe he'll just 'consult' for them...

Any 'internet' bets?

What's really amusing about the whole thing is remember Tancredo's video ad where he was trying to beat Mitt up about the Mittster voting for amnesty? Today he endorses him?

I'm thinking the whole affair demonstrates the lack of commitment to immigration reform from any Republican.

Clearly, their interests lie with their corporate cronies.

Sure they talk a big talk before each election, but then once the election is over, ...they vote against the best interests of the very people who support them.

As anyone can clearly see, the Republicans have perfected their scam over the years past, and they're still at it.

Here they are, trying it again, .....and many of the same folks will fall for it again.
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:03 AM
 
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<<Tancredo drops out, endorses flip flopper.>>

He's endorsing Hillary Clinton? That's incredible!
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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So, why did he never develop any support?

Was his position on immigration insufficiently different from his opponents?

Was his position on immigration more extreme than the average citizen felt was reasonable?

Was his position on issues outside of immigration different than that generally supported by Republican voters?

Is the immigration issue less of a priority than many other issues to Republicans?
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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So, why did he never develop any support?

Was his position on immigration insufficiently different from his opponents?

Was his position on immigration more extreme than the average citizen felt was reasonable?

Was his position on issues outside of immigration different than that generally supported by Republican voters?

Is the immigration issue less of a priority than many other issues to Republicans?
Is it because he didn't have the big guns and big bucks of the Republican party behind him because he (gasp!) chose to draw a line in the sand regarding illegal immigration? And Republicans (and Democrats for that matter) are real uncomfortable with someone who is willing to make a stand for their convictions. The defenders of the Alamo and the GIs who stormed Omaha Beach probably mystify the hell out of them.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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<<Tancredo drops out, endorses flip flopper.>>

He's endorsing Hillary Clinton? That's incredible!
Unless Trancredo 'senses' Hillary winning not only the Democratic nomination but the White House as well............
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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<<Tancredo drops out, endorses flip flopper.>>

He's endorsing Hillary Clinton? That's incredible!
That's BAD, Crittersitter . . . FUNNY but oh so BAD!
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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Is it because he didn't have the big guns and big bucks of the Republican party behind him because he (gasp!) chose to draw a line in the sand regarding illegal immigration? And Republicans (and Democrats for that matter) are real uncomfortable with someone who is willing to make a stand for their convictions. The defenders of the Alamo and the GIs who stormed Omaha Beach probably mystify the hell out of them.
Paul and Huckabee don't really have much Republican institutional support either. Any idea why they have gathered some momentum, yet Tancredo wasn't able to do so?
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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Tancredo was hardline on illegals, something the media and other candidates dont seem to like,since they seem to care more about illegals than American citizens. Paul, is getting noticed because his supporters are making it news. Huckabee, I dont know why anyone pays any attention to him.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Tancredo was hardline on illegals, something the media and other candidates dont seem to like,since they seem to care more about illegals than American citizens. Paul, is getting noticed because his supporters are making it news. Huckabee, I dont know why anyone pays any attention to him.
Because Huckabee appeals to the Christian right. Though I'm not a Christian, I like Huckabee because I believe he has convictions. I also like his support of the Fair Tax. Most Reps. support tightening the border, so I don't feel that this issue has much of an affect on the numbers.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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I was hoping that would happen! Tancredo realizes Romney is the only Republican who would really address illegal immigration and who has a chance at the nomination.

That the amnesty crowd doesn't want Romney to win is a clue that he's probably the right candidate for those of us who want to stop the invasion.

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