Sarah Palin endorses Tancredo; Magellan Strategies President says Tancredo will win

Yesterday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Tom Tancredo.  In a robocall she recorded for Mr. Tancredo she said “he’ll fight for lower taxes, he’ll stop growing government, and start growing the economy.  And we know he’ll continue working to end illegal immigration.”

According to an article posted at the Business Word Inc. “Tom Tancredo will become Colorado’s next governor, and Republicans will take over the state’s legislature. . .predicted David Flaherty, president and CEO of Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, a Louisville, CO, pollster that works for Republicans around the country. In a phone interview, Flaherty said polls that show John Hickenlooper winning the gubernatorial race are using demographics and turnout numbers that incorrectly skew their results in favor of Democrats.” 

An article posted online at the Washington Post’s website describes Tom Tancredo’s for the Sudanese refugee community.  The author of the article says this “In New York to photograph the start of the Sudan Freedom Walk, I was privileged to learn things about Tom Tancredo, and President Obama, that few Americans know anything about. I discovered that while many in the Sudanese refugee community feel betrayed by President Obama, they reserve a special place in their hearts for Tom Tancredo.”  Link to article:  http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/art-and-politics/2010/oct/29/tom-tancredo-you-may-not-know/.

As a congressman, Tom Tancredo was the primary author of the Sudanese Peace Act in 2001, later signed by President George W. Bush.  According to the above-quoted article a gentleman now residing in Boston, Francis Bok, was kidnapped during a a massacre of his village by Arab slave traders at the age of seven and escaped his captors a decade later.  Here is what he has to say about Tom Tancredo “After all we have witnessed since 9/11 2001, I don’t think anyone should actually be allowed to come in (to the U.S.) without being screened, without being asked where are you from, and what are they about,”  . .  . “He (Tancredo) is someone that we appreciate [for] his work on foreign policy during his time in Congress about Sudan. The Sudan government knows him, the people of south Sudan, the people of Darfur, and all the other marginalized groups of Sudanese people know who he is, and what he stands for.”  Mr. Bok hopes that Mr. Tancredo is elected governor of Colorado.

Tom Tancredo can win the race.  Dan Maes will finish with five percent (5%) or less of the vote. 

Tom Tancredo has been endorsed by Erick Erickson, Michelle Malkin and Mark Levin.  He has also been endorsed by Republican elected officials in all parts of the state.  I am not aware of a single Republican official still supporting Dan Maes.

The Colorado GOP chairman, Dick Wadhams, had this to said Dan Maes is “the worst candidate in Colorado history we’ve ever had for governor and one of the most polarizing.”