Tom Tancredo enters Colorado Governor’s Race

Believing that neither Republican candidate could win in Colorado’s upcoming gubernatorial election,  Tom Tancredo, former Colorado congressman, threw down the gauntlet.  Last week he told candidates Scott McInnis and Dan Maes that if they didn’t agree  that the winner of the primary would step down and let the Republicans ordain the candidate, he would enter the race himself.  He gave them a deadline of noon today.

Well, noon has come and gone, neither Maes or McInnis had agreed to his proposal, so now Tancredo is in the governor’s race as the candidate for the American Constitution Party.

You may remember Tancredo as a single-issue (illegal immigration) Congressman from Colorado’s 6th district or the failed presidential candidate in the last elections.  McInnis was also a Congressmen, serving Colorado’s 3rd district.  Nobody seems to know who Dan Maes is.

Tancredo says that McInnis and Maes are unelectable because of a recent plagiarism scandal (McInnis) and campaign finance scandal (Maes).  This may all be true, but by Tancredo entering the race, he is virtually guaranteeing it.

The Democratic candidate, John Hickenlooper is the well liked mayor of Denver.  He enjoys broad support, unlike the pocketed support of his competitors.

There are a lot of takeaways from this development, but the biggest is, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of the Democratic party may be premature.



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21 responses to “Tom Tancredo enters Colorado Governor’s Race

  1. What fun for Colorado, the TV ads are going to be priceless!

  2. Apparently the Tea baggers aren’t too pleased with Tancrado either:

    Tea Party activists denounced Mr. Tancredo for threatening to split the party, which would, they said, guarantee a victory by the Democratic candidate for governor, John Hickenlooper, currently the mayor of Denver.

    “You want to impose your personal choice and will over the will of the people. You are subverting the process and our will. This is the opposite of the liberty movement and what we are about,” they said in an open letter signed by 21 groups.

  3. I wonder if God has gotten back to him yet.

  4. dooty

    In the previous thread I related a story that has since be debunked about the capture of 2 ranches in deep south Texas. Then comes this story. Seems the Red Chinese have now invaded Nebraska. When will it ever end?

  5. dog's eye view

    Go Mayor Hickenlooper.

    Running for a major office, especially if you don’t have much chance of winning, is an effective way to get one’s ideas out there. To good or ill.

    I hope Tancredo has made a Democratic victory that much more probable.

    Although he might just debase the level of debate in the campaign.

  6. Moe

    Seen him on TV lately?And they Boehner the Tan Man.

  7. Moe

    Um, they CALL Boeher the Tan Man.

  8. I prefer to think of him as “douche bag”

    • dnd

      Leaders of 21 state Tea Party groups, representing about 10,000 people, said Sunday they have been betrayed by Tom Tancredo and in an open letter beseeched the former congressman not to run for governor as a third-party candidate.

      So let’s see. Ken Buck, Tea Party hopeful for the Senate, called members dumbasses. Tancredo betrayed them. They’ve been had. They’ve been used. Face it teabaggers, the Tea Party is a cult, not a political movement.

  9. Moe

    Oh, that’s gorgeous! Tancredo is running to the Tea Party and they want him out?? Wheeeee.

  10. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Tue, July 27, 2010 — 9:16 PM ET

    Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick Appears to Vanish Quickly

    The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be dissolving
    far more rapidly than anyone expected, a piece of good news
    that raises tricky new questions about how fast the
    government should scale back its response to the Deepwater
    Horizon disaster.

    The immense patches of surface oil that covered thousands of
    square miles of the gulf after the April 20 oil rig explosion
    are largely gone, though there continue to be sightings of
    tar balls and emulsified oil here and there.

    Reporters flying over the area Sunday spotted only a few
    patches of sheen and an occasional streak of thicker oil, and
    radar images taken since then suggest that these few
    remaining patches are quickly breaking down in the warm
    surface waters of the gulf.

    Read More:

  11. Here you go gang, another oil spill but this time in Michigan.

    How long do you think it will take to totally destroy our water supply along with everything else on this planet before anyone does anything to stop it?

    I wonder what Corey thinks about having oil going down the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.

    I have said it before and I’ll say it again.

    The Republican Party is the Republican, Fascist, Racist, Bigoted, American Christian Taliban Terrorist Nazi Party with some collaborating Jewish Kapo’s such as Eric Cantor and Judas Iscariot Lieberman.

    So why would anyone be surprised that Tancredo is running for any office, after all he is a RFN.

  12. More right wing abuse of the poor and unemployed

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