From Des Moines Register
late last week, then backed former Massahusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, one of the Iowa frontrunners.
Dianne Bystrom, an Iowa State University political science professor, said Tancredo's exit and endorsement of Romney could shake up the volatile Republican field.
"Tancredo throwing his support behind Romney comes at a key time when Romney is trying to fight off the surge of Mike Huckabee," Bystrom told The Des Moines Register. "For Romney, it probably couldn't have come at a better time."
Tancredo claimed victory on immigration, the cause that drew him into the race in the first place, arguing that his stance in favor of strict enforcement forced the entire field to move toward his position.
In fact, bowing out was the only way to ensure that the momentum behind the anti-illegal immigration movement wouldn't flame out, he said.
This could be interesting to see. The primary is coming up fast, so we'll see what happens. I do wonder if Tancredo's name will still be on the ballot. I think he will be in Michigan.