Tom Tancredo Quitting?
Tom Tancredo has scheduled a “major announcement” for tomorrow, fueling speculation that he’s about to withdraw from the race.
Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo says he will make a “major announcement” Thursday about his long-shot campaign but did not say what it would be. Tancredo, a congressman representing the southern Denver suburbs, scheduled a news conference in Des Moines.
Tancredo has consistently polled at the back of the seven-person GOP field. He has based his campaign on opposition to illegal immigration, running television ads that link lax border security to terrorist attacks, rape and other crimes.
Frankly, it’s hard to imagine that anything Tancredo says could amount to a “major announcement” but I suspect my Ruckus colleague Adam Fogle‘s guess that Tancredo is pulling the plug on his sorry excuse for a campaign is right. He cites Dan Hoover who snarks, “Unless he’s naming his running mate, I can’t imagine anything else he’d consider major beside getting out.”
Consider that Tancredo’s dead last in the polls — when he’s included in them at all — the impact of this will be less than that of the proverbial tree falling in a forest when no one is there. Or, as those inclined to Zen philosophy might say, the sound of no hand clapping.
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