Tancredo Hoping to Ride a Joint into the Governor’s Office

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Dramatization. Tom Tancredo does not smoke weed.

Dramatization. Tom Tancredo does not smoke weed.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo thinks he can ride his support for pot legalization into the governor's office.

That's what he said Tuesday on Michael "Heck've a job" Brownie's KHOW talk show, when Brown asked him how he can "grab the unaffiliated” voters in the general election, if he wins GOP primary.

Tancredo: "One thing, admittedly, makes a lot of my more conservative friends mad at me, and that is my support for Amendment 64 [pot legalization]. But that translated into a lot of support among people who aren’t necessarily the typical Republican voter."

No one pointed out that it's Tancredo's conservative friends who will be deciding whether he wins the Republican primary and is able to enter into an orbit where unaffiliated voters matter to him. [Then we can discuss how it plays among suburban women.]

Tancredo's other explanation for his popularity among unaffiliated voters: "I am sort of the anti-Republican Republican."

Ironically, being the anti-Republican Republican might help Tancredo among Republicans, but still, I was waiting for Brownie to ask, "Do you think unaffiliated voters might possibly remotely maybe find other reasons not to like you, like the fact that you're anti-choice (anti-abortion, even for rape), anti-undocumented immigrant (round 'em up and throw 'em out), anti-environment (global warming is "Bull"), etc., etc. (and that's a big fat etcetera, etcetera)."

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit!bullshit! says:

    To clarify, Tancredo is gunning for the stoned hater vote. O–kay.

  2. DawnPatrol says:

    If only someone would make an updated version of "Three's Company," we could ship this demented old racist coot to Cali to live out his days playing the new "Mr. Roper."

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    Journalists should ask Tancredo if he knows the difference between "stupid" and "high"?!?  

    There isn't enough THC in all of Colorado to fool the electorate into voting for this clown!

  4. CaninesCanines says:

    I remember when Tom Tancredo was anti-cannabis legalization, before he was pro-cannabis legalization. One can only hope he evolves on other issues, as well.

    • DavieDavie says:

      One can hope for many things regarding Tanc.  Mine is that when he eventually loses this race (whether in the primary or in the general), he finally rides off into the sunset, never to darken our doors again, to borrow a phrase from Pres. Bush's staff.

  5. CaninesCanines says:

    Of course, on this issue, Tancredo did find himself in the same camp as the NAACP and the Democratic Party.

    Hickenlooper, on the other hand, was on the same side as John Suthers and Ken Buck.

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