March 30, 2007

Tom Tancredo To Make Official White House Bid

Tancredo will formalize his announcement Monday in Iowa on talk radio:
Tancredo's "For A Secure America" exploratory committee surpassed the $1 million mark in fundraising last week, and he said that made it "certainly more likely" he would go forward with a full-fledged candidacy.

The official word is expected to come at 8 a.m. MST Monday, when Tancredo appears on the "Mickelson in the Morning" talk show on AM radio station 1040 WHO in DesMoines. Tancredo already is in Iowa in anticipation of that appearance.
However, Tancredo leaves potential GOP candidates for his CD-6 in the lurch, as he has not made any decision (he doesn't have to, either) on whether or not he will run for his seat in 2008 should he fail in his Presidential aspirations.

Should he wait until later this year, or even after the Super Tuesday primary in early February '08 to make some announcement on reelection, Tancredo ensures a GOP scramble for the primary (if he does not run). Though the seat is considered safe, a late showing by the eventual candidate (except, once again, Tancredo) might make the otherwise large margins a little more expensive and certainly too close for comfort in an election when the GOP is looking to take back seats lost last year.