With all the hullabaloo around the Coffman vs. Romanoff race, we almost forgot about U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s race – if you could call it a race. As Democrats focus on bailing out liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall, they seem to be unable to field a legitimate candidate for Congressional District 3 against Tipton.
Where is Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio on this? Can Palacio not find someone to challenge Tipton in a district they held only four years ago? Perhaps the problem is that the Dems intended candidate, recalled state Senator Angela Giron, didn’t work out so well for them. Problem #1: She was recalled. Problem #2: She went on national television and got owned by a CNN reporter when she tried to blame her recall on voter suppression. Problem #3: Polling showed that Giron was just unlikeable and bad at her job. Unfortunately, she was about the best they had, and that says a lot.
The Democrats’ inability to field a decent candidate has more to do with how out of touch they are with the average Coloradan. In fact, they’re so extreme that they’ve even alienated conservative Democrats in Pueblo. But, if Palacio wants to let his party run amok, who are we to get in the way?