Has anyone mentioned to Democratic challengers running for office that we are in the middle of a pandemic that’s killed more than 400 Coloradans and put a quarter-million people here on the unemployment line?
We ask because the topic didn’t rise to the top of stuff that’s important when Andrew Romanoff gave his canned video speech at the Democratic Party assembly Saturday.
Romanoff’s speech was delivered via YouTube because Coloradans are prohibited by Gov. Polis from gathering in large numbers, and yet Romanoff never even bothered to mentioned COVID-19.
“I’m running because I don’t want anyone in the richest nation on the face of the Earth to struggle or suffer, or die on account of problems that we can fix,” Romanoff said.
COVID-19 didn’t make the list of problems he wants to fix, but climate change did.
Just when we thought Romanoff quite possibly had pulled off the best bumper sticker campaign slogan of the season, it turns out we simply misheard him.
The coronavirus has senior citizens like Romanoff’s primary opponent John Hickenlooper terrified to leave their homes and for good reason.
Even if Hickenlooper were elected, he can’t get on a plane, he can’t go to Washington, D.C., he probably can’t even answer his front door until a vaccine becomes available in the next two years.
“The good news is, even a generic Democrat beats Gardener by 11 points,” Romanoff said. “I urge you to nominate more than a generic Democrat.”
If only Romanoff had said, “geriatric.”