The news is all over the net, that Tom Tancredo, who has long been the favorite here at Life of the Party, will be dropping out of the presidential race.
There's a lot of speculation about who he will endorse. And rightly so, with the timing, only two weeks before the Iowa caucus. He's come this far, and his campaign has invested a great deal in winning Iowa. So the logical conclusion is that he wants to put that investment in a candidate that has a better chance at winning, and who he believes will best further the cause he has been championing: America's sovereignty. But it is very interesting to see the talk about the other candidates lobbying for his endorsement. The buzz is that he is the "impramatur" on this issue.
While being an across the board: pro-life, pro-family, small government, fiscal conservative, Tancredo has been the Lion of the cause to secure our borders, where he has chosen to remained focused throughout the entire campaign. So much so, that it was to his campaign's detriment, but he has brought the issue of illegal immigration and the sovereignty of our nation to the forefront of the political debate. As he quipped in one of the debates, "it's nice to hear everyone try to out-Tancredo Tancredo." Thanks to him, conservative activists have been alerted to recognize the double speak of the posers on the issue. So much so, that they may not necessarily all get in lock step with whomever he endorses. Nevertheless, he deserves our many thanks for his tireless efforts. Remember his words:
This is our country. Fight for it.
This is our flag. Pick it up.
This is our country. Take it back.
Life of the Party will be making a presidential endorsement soon as well, so check back.