This week we learn “more voices call for Hickenlooper to switch to Senate race,” according to a headline in Colorado Politics.
Have voters here already rejected all Democrats lining up to challenge U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner as wanting in experience, popularity or ideology?
By “voices,” the writer means the Washington Post columnist who wrote this article:
We don’t need 23 presidential candidates. There’s another important role to fill.
Also cited are Rachel Maddow, and someone at the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank inside the Beltway.
The writer also cites ancient popularity ratings for Hick, calculated long before the former governor started shooting off his mouth in the presidential campaign, rejecting a capitalist label while conversely warning Democrats their socialist wing could not beat President Trump.
Hick may very well decide to run against Gardner in 2020 if he can’t increase his zero percent support in the presidential contest, substantially.
However, Hick’s presidential rhetoric has already damaged his popularity.
We’re not sure he can come back from that when he comes back home looking for work.
And in Hick’s own words, he wouldn’t be a good senator:
“I’m not cut out to be a senator,” said Hickenlooper, who added that he loves putting administrative teams together. “Senators don’t build teams. Senators sit and debate in small groups, which is important, right? But I’m not sure that’s my — I’m a doer. That’s what gives me joy.”