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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tancredo quits, throws support behind Romney

Another GOP presidential candidate calls it quits.

This is a good thing. We have too many choices.

Tancredo's reasons for calling it quits:

Washington Times

He said he decided to drop out in part because of concern that staying in could split the vote for other candidates who have taken a hard line on immigration, helping those who would take a less restrictive approach.

"I fear remaining in this race, one which I cannot win, would contribute to the nomination of one of these candidates," he said.

Essentially, Tancredo believes that Huckabee is a bad candidate and that he is peeling off votes from Mitt Romney by staying in the race.

Tancredo identified former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Arizona Sen. John McCain as two Republican candidates whose records indicate they wouldn't be tough enough on immigration.
He also said Huckabee's recent rise in the polls was a factor in his decision to drop out of the race.

We will see if Romney gets a bounce from this in Iowa. It will be interesting to see if some of the Tancredo supporters head towards Thompson also.

I like the idea of a tight race in the GOP.