Tom Tancredo, the Republican Presidential candidate from Colorado, rolled out his new television add in Iowa recently. It depicts a man in a hooded sweatshirt dropping a backpack off in a crowded mall with a clock ticking in the background. The narrator describes how other than people “taking our jobs,” leaving the borders open allows “Islamic terrorists” to currently roam free in our country. He then warns that a terrorist attack is imminent and will happen, just as it did in Spain, Russia, and England.
His campaign manager dismisses criticism that this ad may be playing the fear card.
Tom Tancredo is the same man who said that bombing Islamic holy sites would be a good deterrent to prevent attacks on the United States. Does that sound like he wants to inflict terror among populations in the middle east? I don’t think the best way to defeat terrorists is to become terrorists.
**UPDATE**Anyone who saw this post before 1:45am on Wednesday morning saw I accidentally wrote that Tancredo was from Kansas. As I have updated above, he is from Colorado.