Saturday, October 16, 2010

Constitution Party Candidate for Colorado Governor Within Margin of Error

You won't hear much about it from the lamestream establishment media, but there is a titantic story brewing in the Colorado Governor's race. Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo is the Constitution Party candidate for Governor, and the latest Rasmussen poll shows him with 38% of the vote compared to 42% for the Democrat, John Hickenlooper. The problem is the deeply flawed Republican candidate Dan Maes, who is splitting the conservative vote with 12%.

Tancredo served as a Republican Congressman in Colorado for years, but ran afoul of the GOP establishment for his firm stance against illegal immigration when Bush II was pushing for amnesty-by-another-name. Bush operative Karl Rove once told Tancredo he would "never darken the door of the White House again". Tancredo ran for the Republican nomination for President in 08, but in a year when Ron Paul captured a big chunk of the outsider vote Tancredo's campaign never got off the ground. During that campaign a flurry of media criticism was sent his way when he suggested that nuking Mecca was a proper response to a nuclear Islamicist attack on New York city.

When Tancrdo first decided to run for Governor under the banner of the Constitution Party, there were cries from the ruling class and their media that he was going to only serve as a spoiler, and that he should get out of the race so as to avoid splitting the vote and electing the Democrat. Now that it is clear that it is the Republican who is the spoiler, those voices are silent- except to continue to spew bile at Tancredo.

The real solution to "splitting the vote" problems is instant run-off voting. Mark my words, there is going to be more problems with "vote splitting" in the future whether the establishment parties like it or not. As increasing slices of the electorate get fed up with the two-party-no-choice system that the ruling class is trying to herd them into, they will continue to seek elected officials who will represent their interests rather than those of party HQ in the beltway.

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