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Paul Streitz

National Rally for Tancredo
By Paul Streitz
Jan 26, 2007 - 3:14:08 PM

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A National Rally for Tancredo rally will be held Saturday, February 3rd in cities and towns across the nation. This rally will be in support of Rep. Tom Tancredo’s bid for the White House in 2008.

All other Republican candidates for President are top-down candidates who have no national support or grass roots organization. In short, they are trying to buy their way into the White House and build organizations with the money they receive from major contributors.

In contrast, Tom Tancredo’s s support comes from ordinary people who constitute the overwhelming majority of people in the United States. These candidates get $2,000 checks in the mail, while Tom gets $20’s and $50s. They may have the money, but Tom has the votes and those voters are going to show up in the primaries to give Tom the Republican nomination and then put him in the White House in 2008.

At this point, opinion polls are nothing but name recognition and Ann Coulter points out, that "In January, two years before the 2000 presidential election, the leading Republican candidate in New Hampshire was ... Liddy Dole…At this stage before the 1992 presidential election, the three leading Democratic candidates were, in order: Mario Cuomo, Jesse Jackson and Lloyd Bentsen."

Tom Tancredo has a strong, dedicated grass roots support that has been on the AZ border with the Minutemen, it has made thousands of phone calls to Congress to support the border fence and stop amnesty, it is not going to quit today, tomorrow or anytime until Tom is in the White House.
Giuliani, Gingrich, Romney and McCain have no such support. They all either supported open borders with amnesty, guest worker programs or failed to enforce the laws when in office. They are an anathema to immigration control advocates and will meet opposition at every turn in any bid they make for the president. Their campaign managers can expect to see signs from demonstrators outside their speaking engagements such as "Giuliani, Amnesty Mayor."

This is going to be a war of attrition. The first candidate that will drop will be McCain. He has so irritated every possible person on every possible issue that his name is no longer mentioned for 2008. Hasn’t he dropped out already?

Next, will be Giuliani, whose support does not extend west of the Hudson River. His liberal positions are offensive to many conservative Republicans and during his tenure as New York’s mayor he was a poster boy of amnesty.

Newt Gingrich is a little more clever about immigration. He downplays his open border, corporate Republican position with "guest workers" and "road to citizenship." Nobody is fooled. Plus, Newt Gingrich is the Republican who brought NAFTA through the House of Representatives which as subsequently eliminated five million manufacturing jobs. Hard to say your are going to win the manufacturing states of Ohio and Michigan when you have been shipping workers jobs south.

Left standing will be Newt Romney, who while governor of Massachusetts did nothing to enforce laws against illegals, including state laws. He will end up as the choice of the corporate Republicans who want amnesty, open borders, guest workers, NAFTA and the North American Union. He may have the money and will be the toughest candidate, but we have the votes. This is going to be the real competition for Tancredo.

Immigration control advocates are going to play offense supporting Tom Tancredo, but they are also going to be playing defense by stopping these other candidates for the Republican nomination. They can expect signs, demonstrations, call-ins denouncing their open borders and amnesty positions.

Tom Tancredo has the overwhelming support of the American people on this vital issue. Massive legal and massive illegal immigration threaten the very existence of our country. Every single poll ever taken shows Americans want the border protected and massive immigration ended. However, but the elite politicians Bush, Giuliani, Gingrich, Romney and McCain continue to push for amnesty and open borders.

Americans know that we have the laws on the books to stop this invasion. And Americans know that President Bush has not enforced those laws.
We know that we must have a President in 2008 that will enforce our immigration laws, and that the candidate to do that is Tom Tancredo.

Paul Streitz
Director, AmericaFirst2008

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