June 5th, 2007
09:02 PM ET
11 years ago

President Bush 'would never darken the doorstep' of President Tancredo's White House

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As President Bush's low popularity ratings looms over the Republican race, the White House hopefuls have said little been generally silent during the past few debates about their commander-in-chief. But Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo addressed what he thought Bush's role should be after he finishes his second term.

"Some time ago, 2003, I think it was, that I got a call from Karl Rove who told me that because of my criticism of the president, I should never darken the doorstep of the White House," he said.

He added, "As president, I would have to tell George Bush exactly the same thing that Karl Rove told me" because he was so disappointed in various aspects of the President's program, including education and the prescription drug bureaucracy, as well as immigration reform.

Former Bush Cabinet member and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson said: "I would certainly not send him to the United Nations." He said the president's strengths of honesty and perseverance would be best used in touring America talking to the country's youth. "I think he could be a wonderful spokesperson" for the virtues of public service.

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: Tom Tancredo • Tommy Thompson
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  1. Bob Earl, Miami, Florida

    Congressman Tancredo's take on President Bush is right on target. This President has foisted a scam on the American public by claiming to be a conservative when he ran and now pushes the big business agenda.

    June 5, 2007 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Cheryl Milton, FL

    Amen. Bush has already done enough trouble – he is the worse president of all time in my opinion.

    June 5, 2007 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |