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Attagirl, Michelle! Malkin Endorses Tancredo for Colorado Governor

Posted on | October 4, 2010 | 3 Comments

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:

The GOP gubernatorial candidate in Colorado, Dan Maes, is now in full meltdown mode. . . . Republican primary voters were forced to choose between entrenched, ethics-challenged establishment candidate Scott McInnis and untested businessman Maes. GOP voters made the right choice given the options at the time. Maes and his supporters deserve deep thanks for sparing us a McInnis massacre. But it’s time to pass on the baton.
Plagued by mounting ethics allegations and other campaign woes, Maes’ candidacy has imploded. His fund-raising is on life support and Tea Party activists who initially buoyed his candidacy are abandoning him. Some GOP bureaucrats are more worried about the Republican ballot positioning/fund-raising consequences of abandoning Maes than they are about the destructive policies Democrat John Hickenlooper will put in place if he wins the governor’s mansion. It’s that slavish adherence to partisan interests over principle that led to the Tea Party movement in the first place.
Third-party challenger Tom Tancredo, who has pleaded for weeks for Maes to step aside, has eclipsed him. The writing is on the wall: There is one conservative in the governor’s race who can win — and it is not Maes. . . .

Read the whole thing. This is clearly a Scozzafava-type situation and I hope that those Republicans who constantly fret about third-party challenges on the Right will take note: Candidates like Doug Hoffman and Tom Tancredo only catch on with conservatives when the GOP candidate is truly hopeless.

In such a situation, having a viable third-party contender can be help prevent a complete disaster. That was the situation with Scozzafava and it’s the situation with Maes, and I’m thankful that Michelle Malkin has the guts to stand up and say so. Now, go give Tom some money.



3 Responses to “Attagirl, Michelle! Malkin Endorses Tancredo for Colorado Governor

  1. Joe
    October 4th, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    Maes is in full meltdown mode. So the choice is jump ship to Tancredo or give the Colorado governorship to the Dems.

    Hey, Tancredo would not be my first choice, but he is a hell of a lot better choice than the Democrat.