Does Dan Maes have to quit for Tom Tancredo to win?
The Tom Tancredo team obviously thinks he'll have a better chance of winning if Republican Dan Maes quits the gubernatorial race and lets Tancredo take on John Hickenlooper alone. There's no question that having Maes quit would help Tancredo, but voters and Republicans already are counting Maes out of the race regardless of what he does. And he continues to say he won't quit and to show he cares more about himself than about Colorado. You'll know conservatives really think Tancredo has a chance to win when you see a few independent groups pour some money into TV ads against Hickenlooper. So far, nobody has done that. Or if they have, they're not going all in. Here's a good report on what's going on behind the scenes: Tancredo ups pressure on Maes to quit Colorado governor's race, by Jessica Fender. Tancredo hits Maes on the airways, by Karen Crummy. Script follows:
DAN MAES: BANKRUPT. FIRED FOR CAUSE FROM THE KANSAS POLICE FORCE. EXPOSED FOR SHAKING DOWN AN OLD LADY TO GET MORTGAGE MONEY.
DAN MAES SWIPED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM HIS CAMPAIGN, TAKING A WHOPPING FORTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR SO-CALLED "MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENTS."
DAN MAES RIPPED OFF HIS SUPPORTERS, LOST THEIR TRUST AND DROPPED NOW TO JUST TEN PERCENT IN THE POLLS.
MAKE NO MISTAKE, DAN MAES IS GOING TO LOSE THIS RACE IN A BIG WAY…BECAUSE A CAMPAIGN BUILT ON LIES, JUST LIKE A LIFE BUILT ON LIES, ALWAYS CATCHES UP TO YOU.
IF INTEGRITY MATTERS…IF YOU WANT A TRUE CONSERVATIVE VOICE TO REPRESENT YOU, VOTE TOM TANCREDO FOR GOVERNOR. TOM IS SURGING IN THE POLLS AND WITH YOUR SUPPORT, HE CAN AND WILL WIN THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR.
I’M TOM TANCREDO. I APPROVED THIS MESSAGE. AS GOVERNOR, I'll CUT TAXES, I’ll CUT SPENDING, AND I’LL STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION COLD. AND FOR THOSE WHO SAY IT CAN’T BE DONE, I SAY WATCH ME.
PAID FOR BY TANCREDO FOR GOVERNOR.