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Oct. 30 2007 10:45 AM

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Biden: Race Is About Ideas, Not Money

By RANDALL CHASE
Associated Press Writer

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Monday that the race for the White House is more about ideas than the huge amounts of money being raised by many of the other candidates.

Posted by Christopher Beam, Oct. 30, 10:44 a.m. (link) (discuss) (tips)

Oct. 29, 2007

The Immigrant Gadfly: Tom Tancredo has announced he's quitting politics—congressional politics.

The Colorado congressman announced today that he will not seek another term after his expires in 2008. You'd think this would mean Tancredo wants to focus on his efforts to grab the Republican presidential nod. But instead, his spokesman said his decision was partly based on wanting to spend more time with his grandkids.

Last time we checked, somebody doesn't run for president to spend more time with his grandkids. If Tancredo wants out so badly, then why is he still in it?

It may have to do with his other reason for leaving Congress: He thinks he's accomplished all he can on the immigration issue inside of the Capitol. Whereas he feels he can pass the hard-line-immigration baton to other House members, he doesn't see any other presidential candidates who share his anti-immigrant vigor. Tancredo is willing to sully his political legacy to enforce America's borders.

Last week, Tancredo offered Mitt Romney a deal: If the Red Sox lost the World Series, Romney would have to bow out of the race. But if the Rockies lost, Tancredo would drop out. If only Romney had accepted, Tancredo would have said Adios to both of his campaigns today.

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Posted by Chadwick Matlin, Oct. 29, 6:11 p.m. ( link) ( discuss) ( tips)