Tom Tancredo is glad that it's Osama, not Obama, who's dead. Really!

While Governor John Hickenlooper was tangling with legislative leaders Tuesday, Tom Tancredo, the renegade candidate who got 36 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race last November, was tangling with MSNBC host Martin Bashir.

Who won? You be the judge.

Back in July 2010, in a Washington Times op-ed, Tancredo had written: "Mr. Obama is a more serious threat to America than al Qaeda. We know that Osama bin Laden and followers want to kill us but at least they are an outside force against whom we can offer our best defense."

The death of Osama bin Laden inspired MSNBC to revive that statement, and during an interview Tuesday, Bashir asked Tancredo: "To follow your logic, would you have preferred, then, the death of the President as opposed to bin Laden?"

"No. Of course not," Tancredo replied. "My God. And that is not a logical assumption anybody can make."

After a wild day on the blogosphere yesterday, Tancredo offers this: "Bashir apparently made his bones by interviewing Michael Jackson. He should stick to drugged-up pop stars. "

Watch the video here.

Before he ran for governor, before he ran for president, Tom Tancredo was already making waves. Read Michael Roberts's 2003 profile of the pol here.

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