I am late, but nonetheless here I am. I have jumped aboard the Tom Tancredo for President bandwagon! Seriously, I have.
So who is this fine fellow? How have I suddenly thrown my not-at-all meaningful endorsement his way? Read on.
My father who rarely sends e-mail forwards my way because he knows my general disdain for them, decided that there was one worth my time. WQAD, the Quad Cities' trusted news source, has thrown together a little election quiz in which the test taker answers a series of questions from your personal stance on Iraq, abortion, immigration, and taxes among others. You also weigh your opinion on the particular category as "not important" to "very important." Once done, the quiz matches you with the Presidential candidate that best matches your views.
I most closely matched Cookie Monster, world famous blue muppet. Echoing his stance on cookie consumption and googly eyes, it only made sense that I'd vote for this Sesame Street staple.
Ok, so it didn't point me in that direction. Rather, it said I most closely resemble the political stance of the venerable Tom Tancredo. Never heard of Tom? Neither had I. Here's the skinny on the next President of Your United States.
Excerpts from his "about me" section on his website:
Tom Tancredo is a lifelong conservative with nearly a decade of experience in the U.S. Congress.
Tom's resume matches approximately half of the US House of Representatives at this point.
The Washington Post calls him a “firebrand” on illegal immigration.
I'm not sure if this is a good thing or something that should involve additional extinguishers around the house.
David Yepsen, Dean of Iowa’s political correspondents, writes in the Daily Register that Tancredo is “onto something…
Damn right! My candidate is "onto something." And that's from the venerable David Yepsen. I once roomed with a guy named Yep, but not Yepsen. I wonder if he likes war movies and Ronald Regan?
The website lists opportunities to meet Tom Tancredo, something I would advise everyone to do. The next (and only) opportunity according to the calendar is November 30, 2007:
Tom will attend a house party at the home of Al and Susan Fulchino 178 Pine Hill Rd., Hollis, NH
So while other candidates are wasting time at these CNN YouTube debates, Tom Tancredo enjoyed Mrs. Susan Fulchino's beef brisket last Friday night at a quiet card party. Hey, I like euchre, no wonder this guy is the candidate for me.
Perhaps the most important link here was your opportunity to broadcast your support of this political tornado: Tom Tancredo (I'm trademarking "Tornado Tom Tancredo" and expect all proceeds to come my way). I've ordered 23 of the following t-shirts for all my family and friends this year as my Christmas present. Get them while they are hot.
Photos from MSNBC and TeamTancredo.org