Tommy the Tank-redo has pulled out of the presidential race. Tancredo has probably been the most prolific anti-immigrant politician yet he only managed to poll six per cent among likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa. The writing's on the wall for those politicians who want to demonize immigrants. Can they read it?
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
December 20, 2007
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo announced today he's ending his long-shot bid for the White House.
The Colorado Republican made his exit from the race official at a press conference this afternoon in downtown Des Moines. He'll throw his support behind GOP candidate Mitt Romney, he said.
Tancredo's name was most associated with his fight against illegal immigration, one of the presidential election's most controversial issues. But his hard-line approach to curbing the unlawful migration of millions across the United States' southern border wasn't enough to vault him from the back of the GOP field.
He registered 6 percent support among likely Republican caucusgoers in the most recent Des Moines Register Iowa Poll.
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