Politics

Tancredo: Tancs for the Memory

Tom Tancredo will unveil a new commercial in Iowa this afternoon, a month out from the vote there. His last ad tossed a bomb into the campaign, but the shockwaves didn’t raise Tancredo above the bottom of the pack. Still, his quixotic presidential run has had its effect: The first third of last week’s CNN debate was dominated by questions regarding immigration, the issue that Tancredo vowed to bring to the fore, and as Tancredo himself got to say – finally – the other candidates were “out-Tancredoing Tancredo.”

Now, if only everyone could learn how to pronounce his name before he returns to Colorado. -- Patricia Calhoun

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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