20 December 2007

GOP Hopeful Tancredo Drops Out

Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo today dropped out of the republican primary run for president, and endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

From the transcript of his news conference:

"In fact, according to Newsweek, the Tancredo campaign has already won. And just this month, The Economist, The New Yorkers, The Wall Street Journal, and even The New York Times have grudgingly accredited our campaign with forcing the issue of immigration to the forefront of the national debate and, more importantly, with forcing nearly every Republican presidential candidate to commit themselves to an immigration plan that calls for securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws.

"And even the Democrats, by the way, are tortured by the fact that a misstatement on the issue, like, for instance, suggesting support for Governor Spitzer's plan to giver driver's licenses to illegal aliens will cost them dearly in the polls.

"Who would have thought this could have happened six months ago, a year ago? I mean, it's beyond anybody's wildest expectations that we have been able to, with the help of America, really, get our national leaders to pay attention to the issue."

If you were not familiar with Rep. Tancredo's position on the Second Amendment, trust me, he is a champion of the basic human right of self defense. Click here to see where he has stood on issues related to firearms and gun control.

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