Last Man in (as in Close the Doors, I'm Here Now)--First Man Out
Tancredo to Abandon Presidential Bid
By GEORGE MERRITT – 8 hours ago
DENVER (AP) — Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo, whose forceful opposition to illegal immigration vaulted him to national prominence, plans to announce he is abandoning his long-shot bid for the presidency, a person close to Tancredo said Wednesday.
. . . Tancredo has consistently polled at the back of the nine-person GOP field. He has based his campaign on opposition to illegal immigration, a top issue in many areas of the country. He has run television ads that link lax border security to terrorist attacks, rape and other crimes.
If, like most of the country, this headline made you ask "Tancredo? Who the hell is that?" it only numbers you among the less immigrant-hating of Americans. In a weird political season, Tom headed the list of weirdos. Tom, who blames rape, incest, terrorism, traffic gridlock, the Knick's horrible season and global …