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Tom Tancredo: Obama Elected Because 'We Do Not Have A Civics, Literacy Test' To Vote

First Posted: 04/07/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

Former Congressman and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo told an audience on Thursday at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville that "people who could not even spell the word 'vote', or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House."

"His name," Tancredo said, "is Barack Hussein Obama."

Tancredo delivered the opening keynote speech at the convention where several hundred Tea Party conservatives have gathered.

"So the race for America is on right now. The president and his left-wing allies in Congress are going to look at every opportunity to destroy the Constitution before we have a chance to save it," Tancredo told the delegates. "So put your running shoes on. Because I'll tell you, I've heard we need a revolution. My friends, we already had it. We lost. I mean, what happened to us in that last election was a revolution."

Watch video of Tancredo's speech:

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