2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 3

    This particular entry will not be that long. There are three gubernatorial races in this region with two seats held by Republicans (Wyoming and Idaho) and one by a Democrat (Colorado). Most of the entry will focus on Colorado as the other two states are reliably Republican territory with little chance of a Democratic upset. In Idaho, incumbent Republican Butch Otter, who can run for | Read More »

    Tom Tancredo: Perry a “fraud”, Paul’s fans “nuts”, Newt’s plan full of “holes”

    TIRNation has been posting a lot of video during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, all worth watching. Below, watch Ben Howe interview Tom Tancredo. At around the six minute mark, Congressman Tancredo remarks on the (at the time) current GOP candidates. Congressman Tancredo says that Rick Perry is a “fraud on almost every issue” he can think of. On Newt’s immigration plan: it “has more | Read More »

    Tom Tancredo: Perry a “fraud”, Paul’s fans “nuts”, Newt’s plan full of “holes”

    TIRNation has been posting a lot of video during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, all worth watching. Below, watch Ben Howe interview Tom Tancredo. At around the six minute mark, Congressman Tancredo remarks on the (at the time) current GOP candidates. Congressman Tancredo says that Rick Perry is a “fraud on almost every issue” he can think of. On Newt’s immigration plan: it “has more | Read More »

    Tancredo whines about GOP unity.

    Ah, what a difference an election makes.  Back in October, Tom Tancredo mocking the GOP: “What’s the point? I mean, if I can be more effective as governor, if the Republicans in the legislature are going to have their feelings hurt or whatever, then I’ll consider it. But really what’s the purpose? What do I need from [GOP Chairman] Dick Wadhams? Why would I argue | Read More »

    Tancredo whines about GOP unity.

    Ah, what a difference an election makes.  Back in October, Tom Tancredo mocking the GOP: “What’s the point? I mean, if I can be more effective as governor, if the Republicans in the legislature are going to have their feelings hurt or whatever, then I’ll consider it. But really what’s the purpose? What do I need from [GOP Chairman] Dick Wadhams? Why would I argue | Read More »

    Why Is Dan Maes Allowed To Debate?

    new poll out in Colorado shows Dan Maes getting only 5% of the vote.Why is he allowed on stage to debate Hickenlooper and Tancredo? Just because he is a Republican? If the guy were a Libertarian, a Greenie, a Reform Party guy, etc. he would be seen as illegitimate with 5% in the polls.Why is CBS4 giving him a platform when he doesn’t even have | Read More »

    Why Is Dan Maes Allowed To Debate?

    new poll out in Colorado shows Dan Maes getting only 5% of the vote.Why is he allowed on stage to debate Hickenlooper and Tancredo? Just because he is a Republican? If the guy were a Libertarian, a Greenie, a Reform Party guy, etc. he would be seen as illegitimate with 5% in the polls.Why is CBS4 giving him a platform when he doesn’t even have | Read More »

    Dan Maes: A “Sworded” Campaign

    Ross Kaminsky at the People’s Press Collective brings humor to what has become the Colorado Governor’s race. The only people left that don’t know it’s over for Maes are him, his family, and supporters who’ve gone so far down the road there’s no turning back. Here’s a recap for those of you that haven’t been following this race. 1. Dan Maes can’t raise money. 2. | Read More »

    I Endorse Tom Tancredo for Governor of Colorado

    If you have not read Nightwister’s post you need to.If the Republicans in Colorado get less than ten percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race, the Colorado GOP will lose its privileged position in Colorado as a major party — a designation that gives it automatic ballot access.This will tremendously impact down ballot races in Colorado long term.At a time when the GOP is | Read More »

    I Endorse Tom Tancredo for Governor of Colorado

    If you have not read Nightwister’s post you need to.If the Republicans in Colorado get less than ten percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race, the Colorado GOP will lose its privileged position in Colorado as a major party — a designation that gives it automatic ballot access.This will tremendously impact down ballot races in Colorado long term.At a time when the GOP is | Read More »

    Dan Maes: Political Suicide Bomber

    Promoted to the front by Erick because Dan Maes must drop out for the good of the people of Colorado and of the party he purportedly would lead. Almost two weeks ago I wrote this. I truly believed it was in the best interests of Coloradans, especially in the long term, to continue to support Dan Maes in the Governor race. That all changed for | Read More »

    Dan Maes: Political Suicide Bomber

    Promoted to the front by Erick because Dan Maes must drop out for the good of the people of Colorado and of the party he purportedly would lead. Almost two weeks ago I wrote this. I truly believed it was in the best interests of Coloradans, especially in the long term, to continue to support Dan Maes in the Governor race. That all changed for | Read More »

    It is Time to Get Behind Dan Maes

    Erick Erickson just posted a front page diary saying it’s time for Dan Maes to go. The time for Maes to drop out was about a month ago. If he didn’t do it then, he’s certainly not going to do it now. Even if he did, his name would remain on the ballots that have already gone out. The only candidate that has any sort | Read More »

    It is Time for Dan Maes to Go

    t is always a tough thing for candidates to do, but sometimes it is necessary.Dan Maes is running a terrible campaign terribly underfunded in Colorado. He has the establishment Republicans and most of the grassroots doing something no one thought was possible — rallying to Tom Tancredo.The latest polling in Colorado has Maes at 15%, behind Tancredo and Hickenlooper, the Democrat.Maes cannot win. There is | Read More »

    It is Time for Dan Maes to Go

    t is always a tough thing for candidates to do, but sometimes it is necessary.Dan Maes is running a terrible campaign terribly underfunded in Colorado. He has the establishment Republicans and most of the grassroots doing something no one thought was possible — rallying to Tom Tancredo.The latest polling in Colorado has Maes at 15%, behind Tancredo and Hickenlooper, the Democrat.Maes cannot win. There is | Read More »