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It gets more amazing with each passing second.

Posted by David Schmader | November 12, 2007 4:17 PM

its like daisy without subtlety

Posted by vooodooo84 | November 12, 2007 4:23 PM

Yes, but how many Latinos are on his staff?

Posted by tsm | November 12, 2007 4:27 PM

Here's an excellent example of a politician catering to the fear vote. (And it's so overdone, it could be an SNL parody.) Oh no! Mexicans! Islam! Bombings! Too bad he couldn't afford more screen time to toss in a few frames of gay men getting married or a sick person getting a stem cell transplant. (Or heck, even scarier would be a sick person getting affordable health care! AAAaaarrrg! Run for the hills!)

Posted by meh | November 12, 2007 4:28 PM

Yikes is right. It's hard to argue with something so emotional. I think it'll connect quite viscerally to a lot of voters, alas.

Interestingly, it's clearly a ripoff of Johnson's "Daisy" ad --

Though the Tancredo version has slicker production qualities, I think Johnson's is still superior, as political art goes.

Posted by mattymatt | November 12, 2007 4:31 PM

What a lovely and hopeful ad.

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 12, 2007 4:37 PM

If you recall from the WWII era, the "Japs" were gunna do the U.S. administration harm so they simply arrested US citizens and put them in Concentration Camps; saying in the I LOVE COFFEE SONG, "oops Mr Moto I'm a coffee pot" ie the Japs were everywhere spying on us. Now there is an Islamic terrorist behind every bush and in every shopping mall. For those hunky sexy as hell arab men out there, you can always hide under my bed covers!

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 12, 2007 4:43 PM

What a fearmonger.

Posted by Carollani | November 12, 2007 5:03 PM

Is this for real?

Posted by Alex | November 12, 2007 5:09 PM

This one's totally calling for a Nazis counter-ad.

Posted by Greg | November 12, 2007 5:29 PM

You know, I never thought that I'd say this, but I actually prefer Bush to this fascist. This guy is pure evil.

Posted by bma | November 12, 2007 5:36 PM

How many of those terrorists Mexican Muslims are gay?

Posted by blaire | November 12, 2007 8:26 PM

Jeez, why not throw a mushroom cloud in there for good measure? What a wimp!

Posted by SDA in SEA | November 12, 2007 8:54 PM

This is one of the most surprising things I've seen in ages. A Youtube video with mostly intelligent comments.

Though there was a Ron Paul supporter nestled in there.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | November 12, 2007 9:49 PM

Of course, the measures required to secure the borders and sweep the country of illegal immigrants would be a hundred times worse than the occasional backpack bomb.

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 12, 2007 9:50 PM

"Tancredo," that's an Italian name right? How much do you want to bet that his parents or grandparents immigrated here without papers during a time of war?

What a schmuck. Luckily, he's a loser who only appeals to a cultish fringe of American voters. Unfortunately, it's a growing constituency with very loud voices.

Posted by Gurldoggie | November 12, 2007 10:11 PM

You know, it's funny. I remember having conversations with my buddies just before we were to graduate from high school. And at the time, all of us were saying pretty much the same thing: "You know, I had a dream of being a dishwasher, or, a fruit picker, or, a menial laborer, but then I found out those 20 million illegal immigrants from Mexico had already snapped up all the cushy below-minimum wage jobs! Now, I guess I'll just have to go to college instead!"

Another American Dream shattered, all because of those spineless politicians.

Posted by COMTE | November 12, 2007 11:20 PM

@ 16, Tancredo grew up in NW Denver, a nice Italian neighborhood. (Trivia - Ask the Dust author John Fante was from this neighborhood too.) This neighborhood was where Denver's Mexican and Mexican-American residents moved en masse. Tancredo fled to the 'burbs and eventually made this his calling to politics. I'd bet my house that seeing his old 'hood taken over by Hispanics had everything to do with this.

BTW, there was some controversy surrounding Tancredo's basement remodeling a few years ago. Apparently some of the workers were undocumented residents of Mexico...

Posted by Matt from Denver | November 12, 2007 11:25 PM

well, he lost the "that blowed up REEEAL good" vote by cutting to black before the explosion.

Posted by andy niable | November 13, 2007 8:10 AM

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