"I plan to make 'NUKE MECCA" my campaign slogan," Tancredo said. The 61-year-old lawmaker, who has won office to five consecutive terms by pandering to Poles in his Colorado home state (the Jewish ski-vote).
Last year, Tancredo shocked America when he vowed to Nuke Mecca but failed to follow through on his promise. Many rightwing Americans said they were outraged that someone would make such a bold promise and then fail to deliver. Tancredo, who admits he is controversial, said he was strategically building up anti-Muslim hate and saved the thrust of his anti-Muslim bashing for the official campaign.
"Why waste it? Why would I nuke Mecca last year when I wasn't even running for office?" Tancredo said. "Now's the time."
Tancredo blasted his likely Reppublican rivals, beginning with Mitt Romney, charging that he was probabaly a fan of the HBO series "Big Love." Tancredo said Romney is playing to both Republicans and Democrats. "Romney is a political polygamist. He'll marry more than one political party just to get ahead."
Tancredo brushed aside another Republican Rival New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, saying the former New York Mayor would be a polygamist if we didn't have a divorce court system in America. "I'll bitch-slap Giuliani in any head-to-head election contest. All he dide was refuse to take $10 million from a Saudi Prince."
Tancredo said controversy generates free publicity. Tancredo also once denounced Miami saying it resembled "a third world country."
"There are more Cuban Restaurants per square mile in Miami than there ever were on the Ricky Riccardo Show," Tancredo said.
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