Tancredo Within One Point of Hickenlooper

This is from the VERY ACTIVE Tancredo campaign:

We are now within one point of Hickenlooper!

This is amazing news and I wanted you to have it as soon as possible.

The latest poll results are: 44%-Hickenlooper, 43%-Tancredo, 9%-Maes.

And we have all the momentum! After a year of campaigning and four million dollars, Hickenlooper just cannot move his poll numbers.

Thanks to you, we have bought all of our major media purchases — that $140,000 raised from the money bomb was such blessing to our campaign.

My campaign manager, Bay Buchanan, however has told me we are not as strong as we need to be in rural Colorado. These are counties we must win. And we have a strong message for them.

Just today we learned that Mayor Hickenlooper made the following statement in response to a question from interviewer Eden Lane regarding Matthew Shepard:

“The tragic death of Matthew Shepard occurred in Wyoming. Colorado and Wyoming are very similar. We have some of the same, you know, backwards thinking in the kind of rural Western areas you see in, you know, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico.” (emphasis added)

Can you believe this arrogance! Just like Obama when he said:

“You go into these small towns [and]…the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And it’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

You and I must let the good people of rural Colorado know exactly what my opponent thinks of their intelligence.

The good news is that radio stations in these rural areas will still let me buy a more commercials up until early next week.

I have to ask you if you can give a little bit more? Rural radio is pretty cheap, so even $10 or $20 contributions would be a huge help!

Can I count on your help?

Can you give this campaign one last donation to boost our commercials in the rural areas?

If so, would you please visit the campaign’s contribution page and chip in $10 or $20 right away?

Thank you for all you’ve done. Because of you we can win this race — we have the momentum, the message and the greatest supporters any candidate has ever had.


Tom Tancredo

29 thoughts on “Tancredo Within One Point of Hickenlooper

  1. RedPhillips Post author

    “The tragic death of Matthew Shepard occurred in Wyoming. Colorado and Wyoming are very similar. We have some of the same, you know, backwards thinking in the kind of rural Western areas you see in, you know, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico.”

    If Denver boy Hickenlooper really said this he is a tone death Blue America elitist fool. Politics in this country (and this election cycle) are becoming more and more divided between Blue America and Red America which are more like identity groups than coherent ideologies. To make a statement like this during a heated campaign (even if he believes it) demonstrates monumental cluelessness. He is confirming every negative Blue America stereotype.

  2. paulie

    Gotta agree with Red, it wasn’t the smartest thing to say out loud and in front of a microphone.

    My prediction is that Tancredo will win.

  3. Daniel Surman

    What Tancredo does not mention is that Magellan is widely known for leaning very Republican in its polls. Actually, so is Rasmussen, the other pollster to claim there is a tight race. While Tancredo isn’t technically a Republican here, his history is with that party and one of his biggest bases of support is Republican.

  4. George Phillies

    And mindful that many Tancredo Conservatives have some slight doubt about the wisdom of trillion dollar deficits, here is an absolutely stunning political ad.

    It is most notable for the feature that the lecturer and only voice — that’s what he is — speaks entirely in Mandarin.

    He gets subtitles.

    There is not a word of English except for the FEC boilerplate.

  5. paulie

    Watched the clip @ 6 — still not the best way to put it given the current dynamics of the race. He needs to be competing for some of those rural votes right now if he wants to win.

    Do you have a link to the ad @ 5?

  6. paulie


    Admittedly, it’s not easy to always think about how every single thing you say could sound in an opposition sound bite, especially when you are running around the place like a chicken with your head cut off in the closing dace of a tight race.

  7. Thomas L. Knapp

    “You and I must let the good people of rural Colorado know exactly what my opponent thinks of their intelligence.”

    If they’re listening to and believing Tancredo, Tancredo’s opponent is right about their intelligence.

  8. Catholic Trotskyist

    Come on Dan Maes! Stay in and stay fighting! Hickenlooper needs to win this. all people are backward, but some are more backward than others.


  9. Brian

    Tancredo is nuts. I hope Hickenlooper kicks his ass. Sometimes I just can’t in good conscience support third parties. This is one of those times.

  10. George Phillies

    On the bright side, a Tancredo victory will give the antilibertarian wing of the tea parties a place to go, and provide a bastion of support for the imminent Republican Civil War. That clears the path a bit for the Libertarian Party.

    Republican Civil War? — Dear Republican hopeful Senate majority leader: You need Senator Angle’s vote to get the job and her price *starts* with floor votes on dates certain written into the resolution organizing the Senate on actions that you *support* on her Constitutional amendments, amendments repealing the 17th, 16th, and 21st amendments. Oh, Senator O’Donnell only wants a Federal death penalty for pot smokers, and is trying to sneak some medieval punishments into Federal law with her proposal to cut off the dominant hand of certain people, who, oh never mind…

  11. Michael H. Wilson

    re George @ 19. Once upon a time, about 1996, there was a libertarian in Oregon who wanted the membership not to nominate a candidate for U.S. Congress in order to help a Republican character who was running for the seat.

    Mr. Republican thought Drug dealers should be executed. This Republican character even showed up at the LP convention.

    Fortunately things didn’t go the way they wished and an LP member did get the nomination and the repugnican lost. But that LP member who thought he could talk people into not nominating a candidate, well he’s still around and working hard.

  12. Hugh Jass

    George @ 19,

    Why would you criticize Angle for wanting to repeal the 16th Amendment, giving Congress the power to collect income taxes, a tax that all libertarians ought to oppose. Even the most moderate of libertarians should reject a tax that directly infringes upon one’s personal property and is right there on the Communist Manifesto. There isn’t a clear libertarian position on the 17th Amendment, although if state legislatures controlled senate elections that would help in bringing power back down to the local level. And to my knowledge Angle does not support repealing the 21st Amendment (and even repealing that would not be sufficient to reinstate Prohibition).

    Anyway, while you’re on the topic of bashing Tea Partiers, why not criticize them for their anti-immigrant hysteria and xenophobic nationalism? Could it be because you yourself support restrictions on immigration and free trade?

  13. George Phillies

    You completely and totally missed my point.

    I am discussing how the Republican Party may fragment.

    I neglected to mention the 20% of tea party supporters who are Democrats may also go someplace.

    My point is that the erstwhile Republican Senate Majority leader assuredly does not support Angle’s changes, and he may be stuck supporting them, or otherwise dealing with Senators whose positions on issues may be wildly dissonant with his own.

    It does not occur to me that Angle’s position on immigration will give the Republicans *nearly* the problems they will have with a vote they must support on 21st amendment repeal, if they want to be the majority.

    The majority leader may take the position that if he has to cope with these problems, it does not matter whether the 21st Amendment is repealed, because he will long since have personally drunk dry North America.

    Finally, I seem to recall whacking the tea characters and their friends rather extensively about the Manhattan Islamic Community center and their anti-immigrant hysteria and xenophobic nationalism attack on the matter, though I may have used slightly different words.

  14. George Phillies

    And with respect to Angle wanting to repeal the 16th amendment, that idea is going no place next year, not with a 1 1/2 trillion dollar Federal budget deficit.

  15. Melty

    Though I’m no fan of Tancredo, I’d love it if he wins, just to see an upstart party nab a high spot.

  16. Keith R Deschler

    At least Tancredo is now a skeptic of the war on drugs, and many in the CP share that view. I think that Maes ought to tell his supporters to vote their consciences (and recommend they support Tancredo). He doesn’t want to throw the election to an ultra-liberal elitist like Hickenlooper, does he? Phillies needs to make it clear what really makes him a Libertarian. He sounds a lot more like a RINO on so many issues. He’s been out in the People’s Republic of Taxachusets too long, and seems to fit the intellectual elitist upper class stereotype that many people have of the LP. He sure doesn’t hang around many folks in the Glenn Beck 912 groups, or the Ron paul C4L chapters.

  17. Matt Cholko

    Your average 912 is certainly not libertarian, and many C4Lers are only a half step better.

    However, I think both are decent groups from which to recruit.

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