Tancredo was the only GOP candidate to attend the NAACP presidential forum Thursday.
Tancredo was truly all by himself on stage at the NAACP presidential forum in Detroit. Invitations went out to the entire GOP field, but Tancredo was the only Republican to accept. He walked out, passing empty podiums bearing the names of the other candidates. He peeked around a few of the podiums looking at the names, and playfully lined up behind the wrong one.
“Should we wait a few minutes to see if the other guys show up?” he asked to laughter. “Do they know something I don’t know?”
Addressing the gathering in Cobo Arena, Tancredo said, “The fact is, I know something they don’t know.” He noted that while he and the organization “don’t agree on every issue,” they share “a very common cause.”
The Democratic candidates will appear at the forum later Thursday.
- CNN Political Producer Matt Hoye