Tom Tancredo Stumbles On an Effective Campaign Strategy

In National Public Radio's December 10 story about the previous night's debate, a Republican presidential candidate forum in Miami sponsored by Univision, Tom Tancredo was mentioned first. How did the double T pull off this long-awaited coup? By not showing up -- ostensibly because appearing at such a "Spanish-speaking" event would have constituted "pandering."

Finally -- a way for Tancredo to separate himself from the pack. If he simply stops campaigning entirely, imagine how much publicity he'll get. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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