Tom Tancredo Named Mexican of the Year
MEXICO CITY — Because everybody in Mexico "has felt the tidal wave of his presence," Tom Tancredo has been named the Mexican of the Year by the El Heraldo de Mexico City.
"We can't seem to live with him, and if we can live without him, nobody's figured out how," the report posted on the El Heraldo web site on Saturday said.
The newspaper identified Representative Tancredo's failed run for president as perhaps the largest story in the nation in 2007. The newspaper cited Tancredo's unwavering position to end the hemorrhaging of Mexico's labor force into the United States as the main reason for their controversial choice.
Mexico cannot hope to build a strong and growing economy while a large portion of its work force is lured across the border to the United States. A growing healthy economy needs workers and the Americans are taking ours and in return they allow small sums of devalued American currency to be wired back to us. Mexican schools are losing pupils to the US. Our hospital beds are empty while our citizens receive health care in the emergency rooms of America. Our social services workers are idle while their American counterparts bask in the satisfaction of a job well done.
Representative Tancredo is the greatest champion of a strong and growing Mexico.