Recount of Colorado U.S. Senate race would be futile
Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet is beating Republican Ken Buck by more than 7,000 votes, making the idea of a recount look pretty ridiculous. If the margin was only a few hundred votes, a recount would make sense. Follow the vote count here.
I hope all the social issues conservatives are happy that they drove the granola crowd to the polls in such big numbers. Most social conservatives would take communism plus personhood over free markets and civil liberties. Too bad Buck had to play one-upsmanship social issues battles with Norton.
I predicted the day he won the primary he needed to make his response to these issues job 1. Even Tim Leonard did not respond to the Prop. 62 questionnaire, knowing it was an electric fence with obvious consequences once touched.
How did the polls get this turnout so wrong? I started getting worried in the last two days when I saw the percentage of lib dem commenters on the politics articles at the Post go up so much. I tried to console myself by thinking they are all upset about their imminent losses, that they’re venting their frustrations writing comments.
But this is exactly the mentality I can’t stand about Colorado. They right overblows social issues and so do the self-important, principle-free independents. They have no solid economic philosophy, and are swept up by personalities and social issues when those issues have basically zero chance of becoming law via the executive or legislative branches. Rather than being practical and seeing how fiscal policy is all-important, they think they’re being cool and intellectual by voting against people like Buck for whom I know that abortion is not really his big issue.
But Buck played it wrong, and is now paying the price. He should have had a Pulitzer prize winning script all ready to go the day after the primary victory.
I also can’t believe the carwheeling and slapping Ed Perlmutter won. What a state filled with idiots. So glad I no longer live there. You could not pay me to live there unless it was in the high six figures. If I want to live in a Hick town, I’ll pick one with better weather.
I’m still holding out for my guy Tim Leonard, who will make an excellent state Senator. He’s ahead by only 350 votes with 91 percent in. At least I ‘m thrilled that the Larimer legal losers went down and Larimer also voted against extending DA term limits, and my guy Robert Ramirez beat out a teachers union prostitute in HD 38.
Overall, though, highly disappointing.Posted by Laura Victoria on 11/03/2010 at 09:50 AM
Laura, I agree with you on Buck. He self-destructed on the social issues. All of the ballot initiatives were distractions that hurt Buck in various ways. He made himself so vulnerable to those attacks.
I happen to love living in Colorado and love the weather.
Perlmutter’s a serious guy—seriously wrong—but serious. Frazier’s message was just too soft and general to send him to Congress, imho. And the district apparently is more liberal than it was when it was created 10 years ago.
Ramirez isn’t in HD 38, which Cathleen Conti apparently has taken from liberal Joe Rice.
Colorado Republicans should have swept to victory. But Scott McInnis and Dan Maes destroyed the party’s chances to win the governor’s race. And, as I’ve said here before, Buck ran a weaker campaign than Michael Bennet did. Neither was an impressive candidate. Both were rookies, and it showed.Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 11/03/2010 at 11:58 AM