Looks like his campaign’s dying with a whimper, not a bang:
Rep. Tom Tancredo plans to change direction in his long-shot presidential campaign so he can pressure fellow Republicans into rejecting an immigration reform plan he considers “amnesty.”
Before a debate tonight on CNN, Tancredo, R-Littleton, told reporters he soon plans to scale back his weekly visits to the early caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
He’s going ahead with previously scheduled events, including a four-day trip to Iowa starting Thursday.
Republicans who are serious about sensible policy on illegal immigration should now flock to Brownback in droves. Tancredo’s isolationism is alluring, perhaps even attractive; Brownback’s position may seem undesirable at first, but upon closer inspection one learns that he alone has the heart to carry out coherent, comprehensive reform.
Many on the Right will disagree with me there, but they should realize this- if they’re not supportive of the President and Senator Brownback on this one, they’re RINOs, for their grievances only embolden our enemies, the Democrats, by driving Hispanic voters into their arms. Think about having a Clinton in office for 8 more years before you sit this election out just because of one issue.
(Hat tip: Red State, which is calling for the end of the Ron Paul and Tommy Thompson campaigns next. I, for one, have no problem with that.)