Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Tom Tancredo is talking, again, about Tebow and Obama on KHOW right now

Running for governor "was the most fun I've ever had," Tom Tancredo said last week, in a conversation that ranged from his rogue 2010 candidacy against John Hickenlooper and Dan Maes to Amendment 64 to the slopper at Gray's Coors Tavern to the Sudan to immigration. A lot about iimmigration. \ But he seems to have fun at just about everything he does, including guest-hosting for Peter Boyles right now on KHOW.

Our conversation did not touch on Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, but that's what Tom Tancredo is talking about right now. Wait, he just moved on to Barack Obama. (Oh, yes, in one of his ten political campaigns -- nine of them as a Republican, one as a member of the American Constitution Party -- Tancredo also ran for president, too, in 2008.)

Love him, hate him (and many people do for his stance on immigration, to which he just added his own version of the Colorado Compact), Tom Tancredo is a true Colorado original.....Just get him talking about growing up in northwest Denver, and his first job at Elitch Amusement Park.

And he might get to that this morning, too. He's on until 9 at 630 AM.

From our archives: "Amendment 64: Tom Tancredo on why GOP should embrace marijuana measure."

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