Refresh our memory, who in the Democratic Party held public fundraisers when President Obama campaigned here?
It wasn’t former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall who lost to U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.
It wasn’t U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, whom Obama raised $675,000 in 2016.
But now that it’s a Republican administration supporting a Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, some in the media are aghast that private fundraisers aren’t open to the public.
Vice President Pence was in Colorado Monday for a fundraiser for Gardner in Windsor and a separate fundraiser in Aspen for President Trump.
The Colorado Times Recorder offered this bizarre criticism:
Neither of Pence’s appearances — one of which is reportedly at a club owned by two gay men — will be open to the public. That’s a strategy Gardner, who hasn’t held a town hall since 2017, is very familiar with.
We don’t have the slightest idea what the sexual orientation of business owners who rent their facilities for fundraisers has to do with anything, or why it’s worthy of mention.
Perhaps they are trying to shame the owners for being Republican-tolerant, or even worse, capitalists?
But criticizing a private fundraiser for being private is quite a reach.
Yes, we are aware Obama also mixed in public, official events when he campaigned here.
Whereas Pence did not, electing instead to keep campaign and official business separate, which was the right thing to do.