Buck(ing) the odds in Colorado

Despite opposition from the establishment, Colorado prosecutor Ken Buck emerged victorious in the GOP senate primary. He will be opposed by incumbent Michael Bennett who squeaked out a narrow win over upstart Andrew Romanoff.

Politico
sees this as terrific news for Obama and the Democrats:

The GOP nominee will be Ken Buck, a county prosecutor and insurgent conservative who Democrats will try to paint as a Colorado version of Sharron Angle - the Nevada Republican whose rhetorical stubbed toes and strident ideological profile have weakened GOP prospects there.The Colorado results, combined with Tuesday's returns in Connecticut, Georgia and Minnesota, and other recent primaries, suggest it may be time to scrutinize a treasured 2010 storyline - about an angry electorate, determined to punish insiders and professional pols of all stripes, rushing to embrace ideological insurgents.

It's not that this narrative is all wrong. But it appears to be significantly more true among Republicans than Democrats.

Politico hopefully points out that Buck is supported by the tea party movement in Colorado and that this is somehow cause for celebration? Whatever cocoon these folks are in must be nice and warm and cozy because they show no sign of wanting to leave anytime soon.

Well, good luck with that guys. The fact is, turnout on the GOP side makes it apparent that only by smearing their opponents will Democrats be able to win in both Colorado and Nevada. Bereft of ideas, tarred by voting for Obama's radical agenda, Democratic incumbents may have a lot of money and union support, but independents have abandoned them in droves and GOP enthusiasm simply means that our guys will show up at the polls while their guys are mowing the lawn on election day.




Despite opposition from the establishment, Colorado prosecutor Ken Buck emerged victorious in the GOP senate primary. He will be opposed by incumbent Michael Bennett who squeaked out a narrow win over upstart Andrew Romanoff.

Politico
sees this as terrific news for Obama and the Democrats:

The GOP nominee will be Ken Buck, a county prosecutor and insurgent conservative who Democrats will try to paint as a Colorado version of Sharron Angle - the Nevada Republican whose rhetorical stubbed toes and strident ideological profile have weakened GOP prospects there.

The Colorado results, combined with Tuesday's returns in Connecticut, Georgia and Minnesota, and other recent primaries, suggest it may be time to scrutinize a treasured 2010 storyline - about an angry electorate, determined to punish insiders and professional pols of all stripes, rushing to embrace ideological insurgents.

It's not that this narrative is all wrong. But it appears to be significantly more true among Republicans than Democrats.

Politico hopefully points out that Buck is supported by the tea party movement in Colorado and that this is somehow cause for celebration? Whatever cocoon these folks are in must be nice and warm and cozy because they show no sign of wanting to leave anytime soon.

Well, good luck with that guys. The fact is, turnout on the GOP side makes it apparent that only by smearing their opponents will Democrats be able to win in both Colorado and Nevada. Bereft of ideas, tarred by voting for Obama's radical agenda, Democratic incumbents may have a lot of money and union support, but independents have abandoned them in droves and GOP enthusiasm simply means that our guys will show up at the polls while their guys are mowing the lawn on election day.




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