Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tancredo’s tactics may not produce the results he sought

One theme is running through my e-mail inbox this week: “What’s going on with Tom Tancredo running as a third party for governor?”

My initial answer is that like the vast majority of politicians, he wants attention.

There’s nothing really surprising about this, politics has been something of a “look Ma, no hands” kind of endeavor since the time of Pericles, and finding people who want to run for political office whose sole desire is to serve the public is about as difficult as completing a collection of hens’ teeth.

The days of Paul Revere silver smithing by day and working with righteous zeal for his country under cover of night seem to lie in the past.

This is not to say that former Congressman Tancredo is unmotivated by love of country and a desire to see it do well, or that a number of the policies he’s supported don’t have merit and the country might want to consider some of them more seriously.    More -

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