Before the two man primary field for the U.S. Senate was set, first time candidate Joe O’Dea had already provided primary voters a glimpse of what they can expect in the race against incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet.

In an appearance last week on the Ruthless Podcast, O’Dea branded Bennet with a refrain that might sound familiar to PeakNation™.

“We’re going to be running one campaign against soft Senator Michael Bennet, and we’re going to give him a retirement plan here in November,” O’Dea said.

“Soft” is a word that seems to come up again and again whenever the scion of D.C. elitism shows up in Colorado.

PeakNation™ will certainly recall Roll Call ran a feature about a particular Carhartt jacket Bennet used to pretend to be normal.

The $125 jacket was featured prominently in Bennet’s first run for Senate in 2010.

New jackets and finely pressed shirts aside, Bennet’s preordained rise in establishment Democrat circles was set in stone before he even stepped foot on the campus of Wesleyan.

As we reported several years back:

[Bennet] wants Colorado to think he’s a man of the people, but the truth is that he’s been an east coast liberal from the cradle. Just a quick reminder about Bennet’s past. He was born in India, the son of Doug Bennet, an American diplomat. Doug Bennet went on to serve as the president of the esteemed Wesleyan University. Bennet’s life is a textbook example of liberals’ favorite boogeyman – “white privilege”.

From Michael Bennet’s Wikipedia page:

“In high school Bennet worked as a Senate page on Capitol Hill. After graduating from Wesleyan University he worked for Ohio Governor Richard Celeste. He went on to receive his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. He worked as a law clerk and later as Counsel to the U.S. Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration.”

O’Dea by contrast appears to be the only remaining Colorado native, Republican or Democrat, left in the Senate race.

O’Dea grew up in southeast Denver and became a carpenter and built his own business.

“I come from the world of hard knocks, and we’ve got a business now that employs over 300 families,” O’Dea told Ruthless.

Bennet, O’Dea pointed out, isn’t exactly the kind of guy who has developed callused hands over his lifetime.

Tying Bennet to D.C., and by extension Joe Biden, could end up being a fruitful strategy for O’Dea if he’s successful in the June primary.

All available indications suggest that Americans dissatisfaction with Biden should result in an historical shellacking for Democrats in November.

At at this point, the polling is so unforgiving not even the White House can deny that reality anymore.

Democrats like to argue Colorado is some kind of socialist oasis because of the left’s success in recent elections, but as O’Dea said, that’s not the case.

“What Biden has done in 12 months took Jimmy Carter four years,” he said.

“There’s disarray everywhere. You can’t point to any policy that the Biden/Bennet administration that’s actually competent.”

According to a new YouGov survey released over the weekend, Americans agree.

You can listen to O’Dea’s full interview here, starting at 1:07: