(How will the New Coffman® handle this? – promoted by Colorado Pols)
Now that former Congressman Tom Tancredo is officially running for governor, you wonder how many Republicans will go out of their way to denounce Tanc's anti-anti-anti (that's triple anti-) immigration views.
It's a question reporters should put to Republicans (why not denounce Tancredo on immigration?) not only because numerous Republicans are trying to cozy up to Hispanics (See Gardner, Coffman, Penry) but also because many leading Colorado Republicans endorsed Tancredo over the years.
As The Denver Post's Kurtis Lee tweeted this morning, Rep. Mike Coffman endorsed Tancredo in 2010.
To get an understanding of the bond between those two guys (which goes beyond the fact that Tancredo was anybody-but-Dan-Maes in 2010), watch Coffman praise Tancredo's true conservative values in this video. (Here Tancredo nominates Coffman.)
As you know if you follow Tancredo from microphone to microphone, Tancredo's true conservative values start with immigration, which still comes up in one of every ten of his breaths.
On Friday, Tancredo told KNUS' Steve Kelley, for example, that immigration reform is not only wrong but "impossible" to achieve. His solution, in a word, is e-verify, he told Kelley. Just make it impossible for employers to hire 'em.
Are Colorado Republicans ready to tell reporters how and why they part ways with Tancredo?