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