The new Republican candidate for Colorado governor

Tom Tancredo. Looks sorta presidential. Does the stern face well. Ran for president in 2008, serving as the right’s Mike Gravel.

Now he’s running for governor of Colorado.

I know a good number of Republicans, and none would support this freak. However, there are many across the U.S. who hear his “Impeach Obama!” blather and scream “Amen!” So can he do well in a fairly conservative state that somehow went Democrat in 2008?

I’m guessing no.

But crazier things have happened …

Guys like Tancredo and Mitt Romney are the worst type of politicians—professional cadidates. They probably care about some issues, but what they really care about are the gigs. Holding them. Being them. Giving motivational speeches and having people clap and applaud. Say what you want about Fred Thompson, the GOP presidential candidate in ’08, but one never got the feelings he was running simply to have the power of the presidency. Say what you want about Al Gore, but once he lost he never ran again (Apparently, other, ahem, things kept him busy).

For Democrats, Tancredo is the gift that keeps giving—and he’s too dumb to know it.

2 thoughts on “The new Republican candidate for Colorado governor”

  1. Here’s a clip of Tancredo getting absolutely steamrolled by Markos Moulitsas on MSNBC. About 54 seconds in Tancredo briefly forgets who he’s debating and begins to talk about veterans:


  2. This is widely viewed here in Colorado as handing the governor’s race to the Democrat John Hickenlooper (currently mayor of Denver). Tancredo’s running because the two Republicans in the primary have shot themselves in the foot in various ways, but he’s too late to get into the Republican primary and is forced to run as a third-party candidate, so he and whoever wins the Rep. primary will split the conservative vote. Tancredo is running as the candidate of the American Constitution Party, who advocate (among other things) abolishing the IRS and repealing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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