Dragged Kicking and Screaming, Tancredo Will Pull Lever for McCain

Jun 10, 2008 6:53pm

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has reluctantly come to the conclusion that he will have to vote for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., whose immigration reform bill Tancredo blasted as amnesty.

"Sometimes I say to myself, ‘Can I really do this?’" Tancredo said of voting for McCain, according to the Rocky Mountain News.  "And then you listen to Obama or Hillary and say, ‘Yeah, I have to.’"

At a debate last October Tancredo sounded less sure of such an idea.

"You know, I’ve said I don’t know how many times, that I am absolutely tired and sick and tired of being forced to go to the polls and say I’m going to make this choice between the lesser of two evils. I really don’t intend to do that again. I am hoping, of course, that whoever we nominate will be the principled flag carrier for the Republican Party. But if that is not the case, no, then I will not support them."

Tancredo told the News he couldn’t vote for Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, who has similar views as he does on immigration, because Barr has "a blind spot on radical Islam."

- jpt

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