In what was a move that I figured would have happened after Iowa, Representative Tom Tancredo has dropped out of the race for President and endorsed Former Governor Mitt Romney, which came as somewhat of a surprise to me – I figured probably Duncan Hunter, or maybe Ron Paul. About Duncan Hunter (who I met tonight and will hopefully post pictures of tomorrow), Tancredo said, “Duncan Hunter is a great guy. Duncan Hunter doesn’t have a chance. I have better numbers than Duncan. One of the reasons I’m endorsing Romney is he can go the distance.” He’s got a point. I love Hunter and Tancredo, but I have to support somebody who can win (and Tancredo would do terrible in a debate where it’s only 2 people [3 if you think that Bloomberg will run and be The Ghost of Ross Perot]).
About Romney, Tancredo issued the statement, “He was governor of a liberal state but opposed drivers licenses for illegal immigrants and instate tuition for illegal immigrants at a time when they weren’t issues on the national scene.” I do agree with his endorsement overall (of course, I am supporting Romney), but I would have been just as proud of Tancredo if he’d have supported Paul – a fighter for the Constitution and against illegal immigration.
I have always liked Tom Tancredo – especially his stances on illegal immigration. I don’t think President was the right area for him to go, and I really wish that he would’ve stayed in Congress. Hopefully he’ll move on to some other public office.
Mr. Tancredo, I wish you the very best in life.
You are truly a great American icon. God bless you!