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Strong mayor, strong magic and America’s Hogwarts

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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I know, I know – the election’s over. You’re sick of politics, and the preening prattlers who pounce upon piles of corporate cash to get elected. Too bad for you – it’s strong mayor time! So here’s the latest mix of fact, rumor, speculation, and what-ifs? Declared: Buddy Gilmore, Brian Bahr, Dave Munger. Probable: Sean […]

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Election eve “red tsunami” spares Colorado

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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The red tsunami that swept the midwest apparently dissipated when it hit Colorado. Despite knocking off a couple of Congressional incumbents, Republican gains in our fair state were nothing like those the Gopsters expected, and the Democrats feared. Some observations: -A lot of folks wondered whether Michael Bennet had the moxie to fight off an […]

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Signs and portents on election day

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Turn out the lights – the party’s over. It’s election day. Signs and portents: Before dawn this morning, Democratic volunteers were walking the streets of my Westside neighborhood with GOTV doorhangers. That’s impressive, and seems to confirm earlier impressions that the Dems have finally gotten deadly serious about the Lee/Morse races. In normal times, rookies […]

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Election night – and where are the parties?

Monday, November 1, 2010

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One day to go, and the thoughts of political junkies turn to one thing: where are the parties? And no, I don’t mean political parties – I mean election-night bashes. By now, the elections are over. Your favorites have already won or lost, with perhaps one exception. In the U.S. Senate race, both the Bennet […]

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Michael Bennet, The Gazette, and the AARP

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Still trying to figure out just why Michael Bennet refused to schedule an interview with the Gazette, which is endorsing candidates for the first time since it passed from local ownership more than 60 years ago. Dissed by Bennet, the Gazette endorsed his Republican rival, Ken Buck, and threw in a couple of zingers as […]

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The Primary is over, now the fun begins

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Thanks to would-be Sheriff Jake Shirk, I narrowly missed a perfect primary prediction record. Had I picked Shirk, I would have made a perfect zero – but even the best prognosticators sometimes fall short. Forced to choose between two experienced, intelligent, and eminently well-qualified candidates, Democrats went with Michael Bennet. The incumbent Senator has the […]

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Bennet’s commencement speech

Monday, May 18, 2009

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No, I didn’t actually suffer through Sen. Michael Bennet’s commencement speech at Colorado College – I tend to subscribe to a corollary of Noel Coward’s famous axiom “television is not to watch, but to appear on.”  Similarly speeches are not to listen to, but to deliver. But Bennet’s office released the text after he’d given […]

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