Tonight, at 9:30 p.m. Republican state Senator Owen Hill sent an email to his supporters to tell them that he was ending his campaign. He noted that U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner had the best chance of beating U.S. Senator Mark Udall and that he “pray[s] that he does”.

Not only did Hill end his campaign, but he did so with great homage to something so lacking in our society – respect for human dignity. It’s this trait that above all else should inspire and compel the masses to vote for right-leaning candidates.  Part of Hill’s farewell message:

One of my favorite scenes in all of literature is toward the end of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Prisoners in the gulag are forced to build a building for their captors in the frigid Siberian weather. Two bricklayers are working back to back and when the time comes to quit for the day, instead of stopping, both men race to see who can lay their remaining bricks the fastest. While they risk upsetting the guards, human nature drives them to compete, to work, and to win. Even the worst conditions could not fully suppress the dignity and pride given by their Creator.

All in all, Hill’s farewell message was most inspiring and optimistic for the future.  Hill closes his note by saying that he is “more energized than ever for [his] work as a State Senator”.  We’re glad to hear he’s still looking forward and hope to see him run again in the future.