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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mitt Gets Another Big Endorsement

My favorite Congressman and staunch conservative Tom Tancredo has dropped out of the race and endorsed Mitt Romney for President. This is huge as he wants to stop Huckabee and Rudy and a massive bump for Mitt's credibility on the issue. I bet a choice Cabinet position was offered to Tom, like DHS. I bet Mitt picks up Duncan Hunter's next with a similar offer maybe SecDef.

8 comments:

davenp35 said...

I've posted this comment on a few blogs. I'm not working for Romney, I just feel that he hasn't received a very fair shake among many conservatives thus far. Romney is clearly now the anti-illegal immigration candidate. What candidate can win the support of ALL conservatives...fiscal, defense, AND social? Mitt's the man!

Goat said...

Daven as a longtime Romney supporter I know what you mean, Mitt is the man.

American Interests said...

Mitt is also National Reviews man, see: http://nrd.nationalreview.com/?q=MjAwNzEyMzE=

It's getting interesting...

Ron Simpson said...

I don't know how much support Tancredo's endorsement will really pull. It does look good, but will Tancredo's supporters jump on the bandwagon? Maybe not.
One can hope it helps.

Seth said...

Tom was my pick as well. I hate to see him drop out, but I can understand why he did.

His endorsing Romney is interesting, I'll have to take a closer look at Mitt, though so far Fred has been my second choice.

Goat said...

Seth, Mitt has the ability, policy and organization to win, Fred simply does not. That is why he got Tom's endorsement.

Seth said...

Goat, in light of this, which (go figure) I read shortly after leaving my previous comment,

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200712/POL20071221a.html

and despite Tancredo's endorsement, I would still like a clearer perspective on what Romney's exact plans are for addressing illegal immigration.

I'm not at all enamored of any policy that would put criminal aliens on the track to U.S. citizenship, even if they had to leave the country for a period of time.

It would only send a message to prospective border hoppers that our government is willing to forgive and forget the crime of illegal immigration, while allowing these felony trespassers to get a foot in the door ahead of their fellow countrymen who are waiting patiently in line for the privilege of living in the U.S. and becoming citizens.

I've read a few good things about Romney and I like the way he speaks, but the immigration kerfuffle is among my personal priority issues.

Goat said...

Seth Mitt in no way supports letting criminal illegal immigrants get residency or citizenship of any sort. He believes in taking away the jobs and sancuaries and securing the borders. Whether those illegals that have come here since the Reagan amnesty and are productive workers in our society should have to leave the country and apply like the rest or not is what is the question. I am not in the deport them all camp but I do seriously want the fence and the border secure. How do we deal with the 15 million here? Many will go home once employment gets enforced and they don't get favored status by sanctuary cities. Mitt wants to cut all Federal funding to sanctuary cities. Tancredo should at least head BICE with Duncan at DHS.