Here’s your free laugh of the day, friends. I bring you the return of Colorado’s crazziest Republican politician yet, Tom Tancredo!
Former GOP Congressman Tom Tancredo issued an ultimatum Thursday to both Republican gubernatorial candidates: Drop out of the race or I will jump in as a third-party candidate.
Tancredo’s entry as an American Constitution Party candidate likely would create a GOP implosion, splitting the vote in the general election and handing a win to Democrats.
Campaigns for Dan Maes and Scott McInnis said the Republican candidates intended to remain in the race.
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Tancredo, who said neither GOP candidate could win the general election and would be a “disaster” for those running down the party ticket, gave the two until noon Monday to commit to getting out of the race the day after the primary if polling shows then that the GOP winner is trailing [Democrat John] Hickenlooper. If not, he will announce Monday that he is seeking the nomination of the Constitution Party.
Yeah, that American Constitution Party, which is “‘pro-life, pro-states’ rights, pro-Second Amendment’ and is for limited government, according to its website. It opposes illegal immigration and open borders.” (That pretty much sounds like today’s Zombie Republican party, but just a tiny bit more up front about the crazzy.) Tancredo is like the dumba$$ who pulls the pin on a grenade and threatens to blow himself up if he doesn’t get what he wants. Most non-Republican non-crazzies in this state would let him turn himself into a fine, pink mist–and I have a feeling that not a few Republicans would join us after this announcement.
Forget Democratic Party circular firing squads–we’ve got High Noon at the OK Corral out here, friends. August should be a blast.