LatinaLista — Of all the Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Tom Tancredo doesn’t mince words when it comes to his feelings about illegal immigration or speaking Spanish.
Rep. Tom Tancredo
In fact, he decided to get the first word of the Univision forum in when he penned an opinion editorial in the Miami Herald titled Why I won’t do Spanish debate.
He objected to being in the debate because the answers would be translated into Spanish — something he’s totally opposed to.
Too bad he didn’t realize that parts of his column would be translated into, what else — Spanish.
“Conducir debates polÃticos en otra lengua que no sea inglÃ©s -continÃºa-, sea coreano, francÃ©s, farsi o espaÃ±ol, es decirle a los inmigrantes que ellos no necesitan tomar el requirimiento de naturalizaciÃ³n (saber inglÃ©s) seriamente. Estados Unidos tiene una necesidad especial de una lengua comÃºn por la misma diversidad de sus inmigrantes”.
So technically speaking, Tancredo has already violated the promise he made to himself and is actually the first Republican candidate to have his answers translated into Spanish and by Univision no less.
So staying out of the forum seems like a rather moot point now, but I guess not for someone who thinks he’s trying to make one.