We really couldn’t have scripted it better ourselves. In an overview of the Morse recall campaign, the Associated Press’ star reporter Kristen Wyatt gets views from both sides on the ground in Colorado Springs.
What she finds couldn’t provide a better contrast for those seeking to oust Senate President John Morse for what Democratic Rep. Ed Vigil dubbed his “crazy…absolutely nuts” gun control legislation.
Back in Colorado Springs, a couple of Morse opponents defended the recall attempt as the best way for citizens to keep their representatives accountable.
“I believe in gun rights. And he didn’t listen. He’s supposed to represent the people, and when he doesn’t do that, what are supposed to do? Nothing?” asked Bianca McCarl, a 40-year-old merchandiser who is supporting Morse’s recall.
Assuming the Morse recall goes to ballots, with an election to be held by late summer, the incumbent holds a slight party registration advantage in the district. He believes most voters liked his gun votes.
He’s counting on the support from voters like Joan Muir, a retiree who placed a pro-Morse sticker on her car bumper after seeing other cars carrying messages calling for his ouster. In an interview, Muir said she was dismayed by the recall campaign.
“I live here. I’m for gun control,” Muri said. “I don’t care for guns, period, so they don’t speak for all of us when they say Morse didn’t listen to the people.” [Peak emphasis]
On the pro-Morse side you have someone who openly hates guns, while his opposition believes in gun rights and is frustrated that he doesn’t listen to his constituents.
Where do you think most voters who would turn out for a special election in the conservative confines of Colorado Springs stand?
We’re betting it’s not with the woman who “doesn’t care for guns.”