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Rep. Tom Tancredo: Lackluster Showing by This One-Issue Presidential Candidate

Reported by Marie Therese - April 8, 2007 -

Over the past three years, FOX News has given Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) a national outlet for his virulent brand of anti-immigrant xenophobia. Tancredo recently declared himself candidate for the Presidency, so naturally his first appearance was on FOX News as that organization attempts to give a wider audience to his fringe candidacy. Last Wednesday in an attempt to show that he can speak about international issues, he joined Neil Cavuto on Your World to discuss the release of the British hostages. The result was pathetic. It became clear very quickly that Tancredo had been coached to speak about a topic about which he has little knowledge, forcing Cavuto to ask him leading questions. Even with Cavuto's help, Tancredo couldn't disguise the fact that when the talking points deviate from Tancredo's true passion - bashing Hispanics - he's very ill-at-ease. With video.