Having fostered strong support for greater border security among the field of Republican presidential candidates but long having trailed in the back of the pack, Colorado’s own Rep. Tom Tancredo is expected to announce today that he will bow out of the race for the White House.
I think it’s pretty clear that the Congressman’s next political focus is on a 2010 U.S. Senate matchup against Ken Salazar, but what about the 2008 race before us? One big question remains: Whom will Tancredo endorse a mere two weeks out of the Iowa caucuses?
My two cents worth to Tancredo, the former president of the Independence Institute: Why not give the nod to Fred Thompson, a strong and optimistic conservative leader in the mold of Ronald Reagan who supports free markets, federalism, foreign policy strength, family values, and (of course) a steadfast commitment to border security? Let’s build the Fred-mentum.