In light of the religious bigotry that you have expressed in your recent
statement concerning Mormonism, I want to retract the response I made to your
survey. I do not want my name or that of my campaign associated in any way with
Born to second generation Italian parents, Tom Tancredo was a Roman Catholic until 20 years ago, when he became a Presbyterian.
Tom Tancredo was appointed to a Department of Education post in 1981, and served in the Congress from 1999
to 2008 (see Tom Tancredo biography).
To his credit, Tom Tancredo is
conservative on social issues. He is anti-abortion,
anti-homosexual marriage and
anti-embryonic stem cell research, although his opposition appears to have involved
supporting, as opposed to authoring, bills.
But Tom Tancredo lacks gravitas, has neither foreign policy nor executive
experience, his claims of being strong on defense is compromised by having
avoided the draft as a young man, and the retraction of his testimony
in favor of defending a cult raises questions about his judgment.
Our rating of his candidacy for President was lowered from C
to D after his endorsement of
Mitt Romney, and will remain so
should Tancredo attempt another presidential bid in 2012.