Monday, November 22, 2004
As the Denver Post reports, shortly after his recent successful re-election campaign, Colorado U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo sent out a letter to many of his supporters. A note of thanks perhaps? Or maybe some detail on legislation he plans to pursue as the people's representative? Nope.
Tom Tancredo wants more money.
According to the letter, the race "cost quite a lot of money, money that now must be replaced quickly so as to send a message to future opponents."
And what exactly is that message? -- Don't run. I have more money than you, so don't run.
Apparently debate and discussion of the issues are not how Tancredo envisions the elections process. Instead, he prefers a system that places the emphasis on money. If you have enough, you don't have to deal with any pesky opposition, or with that bothersome elections thing. Shoot, if Rep. Tancredo gets enough money, maybe the people in Colorado's Sixth District should just dispense with what Tancredo feels is a charade and make him King for life.
I think he'd like that.