January 17, 2007
Tom Tancredo for President?
Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, who has focused much of his efforts on increased border enforcement, is considering a run for President. Click here to see his website (Tom Tancredo 2008 for a Secure America). In a letter on the site, Tancredo writes
I am writing to you today as a friend, and as a fellow believer in the cause of securing America's borders. My purpose is to obtain your support as I embark upon a path that may lead to the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States.
The American Spectator website has written the following about Tancredo (click here):
In fact, it's not clear Tancredo is in line with the mainstream, social conservative wing of the GOP he seeks to align himself with. According to campaign finance reports, one of Tancredo's biggest financial backers has been the family of Dr. John Tanton, the founder of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Wall Street Journal editorial-page features writer Jason Riley wrote a devastating piece about the organization back in 2004, in which the group's pro-abortion and pro-eugenics roots were revealed. Tanton is also one of the most prominent conservative financiers of Planned Parenthood in the United States, having helped found in the mid-1960s the first Planned Parenthood chapter in northern Michigan. Tancredo appears to have embraced FAIR's extreme and repugnant policy positions, having accepted more than $20,000 from the FAIR PAC and personal donations from Tanton between 1996 and 2006. Over the past ten years, according to Federal Election Commission reports, FAIR has provided more than $15,000 to Tancredo campaigns and PACs. Tanton has given Tancredo $7,000, while donating $28,000 to FAIR's political action arm.
January 17, 2007 | Permalink
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Tom Tancredo for President?:
please respond to my comments
Posted by: bill tucker | Jan 17, 2007 6:33:40 PM
I'll have to look up the article you referenced. I wonder though what your views on the southern poverty law center is. this would go a long way in telling me just how fair you really are.
Posted by: thomas | Feb 3, 2007 9:10:06 AM