Jim, you pose a characteristically shrewd analysis of Tom Tancredo’s Presidential chances, and possible unintended consequences. But it’s a Hobson’s choice, isn’t it? Either the immigration issue is worth attention from the hawkish point of view, or it is not. And other politicians’ cowardice in the face of a vast voter sentiment of this sort — that’s one of the major exasperations of our public life.
Tancredo has one other thing going for him: He talks like a real human being. Presidential candidates so seldom do.