Is anyone really surprised that Rep. Tancredo is going to with-hold an announcement on his congressional seat? By all indications, the 2008 presidential primary will be over by mid-February. The Denver Post reports:
Tom Tancredo isn’t deciding any time soon whether he’s going to leave his congressional seat in order to run for the Republican presidential nomination.
The Littleton Republican said today that he doesn’t intend to decide between the two. Election rules allow him to run for his House seat and the presidential primary at the same time.
“I don’t know that I won’t run again, should things not turn out that I was president of the United States,” Tancredo said.
Tancredo said that Bay Buchanan, who managed her brother Pat Buchanan’s three presidential runs, will essentially direct his presidential campaign. He announced last week that she had been hired as senior advisor, but Tancredo explained that her role will be expansive.
“She’s going to be really running the show,” he said.
On a related note, Tancredo is probably a bit let-down that no Republicans in Colorado feel like endorsing one of their own, even ones who ran campaigns largely based around Tancredo’s endorsement.