If Obama campaign staff run another campaign in Colorado, there is one name not likely to show up on a surrogate list: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
While visiting Wisconsin this week on the Obama campaign’s behalf, Hancock stated that Obama would lose the state if the election were held right now.
This comes after Hancock went off-message at the Democratic National Convention telling KDVR’s Eli Stokols that the Obama campaign’s focus on Romney’s tax returns was a focus on things “that really don’t matter.”
Hancock told the crowd that the state could be lost if Dems didn’t get out the early vote. Early voting started in Wisconsin on Oct. 22.
“We have not turned out the vote early,” Hancock told the newspaper. “The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. We’ve got to get our people to go vote.”
It seems safe to say Hancock shouldn’t be waiting by the phone for requests for his presence on the campaign trail anytime soon.