July 12th, 2007
12:30 PM ET
12 years ago

Tancredo: All by himself at NAACP

Tancredo was the only GOP candidate to attend the NAACP presidential forum Thursday.

DETROIT, Michigan (CNN) – You might forgive Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo if you caught him humming an Eric Carmen song Thursday morning.

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

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  1. Sharon Wells

    On the Coming Election – by Sharon Wells (great, great, great, great, great grand-daughter of John Jay – First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America)
    Perhaps at no time in history is it as crucial as it is now that the right individual is chosen for President of the United States. The threat of Terrorism and the growing hatred towards the United States by the Muslim world are issues that increasingly put the safety of the USA at risk. While some of the reasons may seem different, in a real practical sense I believe that Barack Obama
    •Because he is a person of color
    •Because he is a man (and not a woman) (I am a woman and believe in equality, unfortunately some Muslim regions don't)
    •Because he is very diplomatic and has a great deal of charisma and presence
    •Because he obviously has a high degree of intelligence (shown by his high standing at Harvard),
    •Because he shows great integrity
    •Because he has a plan to immediately call a summit with all of the Muslim countries after inauguration to address terrorism,
    could better handle this delicate situation and place this country on safer ground than any other candidate. He also has expressed many times in his campaign that the Democrats and Republicans need to work together to handle the grave situations that face this country both domestically and abroad. Truly it is time to be the United States of America and not the Divided States of America.

    December 28, 2007 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  2. Hillary

    I like it and the background and colors make it easy to read:

    February 6, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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