June 14, 2016

Colorado GOP Senate Primary

Brother jg beat me to the punch. Again.

Yet I post because I have a graphic and wish to appeal to the USA Today audience:

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I chose [insert dramatic pause here...] Jack Graham! Or, as I like to call him "Jack from Central Casting." Dude seriously looks like a Senator.

On a more serious note, I was a fan of Ryan Frasier going in and he is still my second choice. Darryl Glenn a solid third and I do appreciate his route to the ballot. But I watched a couple of televised debates, and Jack Graham won me over:

First, at the end of a televised debate, the final question was whether they would seek legislation to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges. The first four tried to outdo each other in a brutal display of sanctimonious less-gayer-than-thou-dom. Going fifth, Graham said "No. It is a human right and it was properly decided." We might disagree 'round here. But that was in front of a live Colorado GOP Primary Debate audience. Ballsy as hell, Jack -- ballsy as hell!

That got me "leaning." In the second (Channel 12 alt-PBS), he solidly built on that. He has no truck on social issues, and he seems hesitant to pander. I think both would sell in a general and his equanimity would be a benefit in a Trump year.

UPDATE: And because, horsies:

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CO Senate 2016 Posted by John Kranz at June 14, 2016 2:03 PM

If he were half as ballsy about the human right of private citizens to decide whether or not to conduct free trade with other folks exercising their other human rights - well then, we might have a winner.

And: Climate Change. I think that was the issue that earned him my newly minted [ninth comment] rINO label.

Posted by: johngalt at June 15, 2016 3:13 PM

I read the answers from the KHOW questionnaire. He's the Dem of the lot. He'd be a ton better than the one we have, but I don't seem him having a chance. I gonna choose the black guy; crossover appeal (and non-Trump'ish), y'know! Establishment/RINO's not gonna cut it.

Posted by: nanobrewer at June 23, 2016 12:17 AM | What do you think? [2]