What???? You mean it wasn’t a super-duper awesomely fabulous idea to appoint a man to the U.S. Senate with zero political experience and without him ever having proven he could win a single vote? Who indeed ever would have predicted this?
It’s an early poll, so take it for what it’s worth, but both Governor Bill Ritter and Senator Michael Bennet face an uphill battle for (re)election. It couldn’t happen to more deserving white ruling-class d00dly d00dz! The Republican front runner for the Senate seat is former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, and the next Republican runner-up in the current polling is Ken Buck, the Weld County D.A. who put away for life the murderer of a trans woman in Greeley earlier this year, who said “We care deeply about human life in this community. . . If someone goes after someone here because of their sexual status, we will come after you with everything we have.” So, it’s not like a thinking girl doesn’t have options in 2010. Besides, if the Dems can’t get $hit done in the Senate with 60 votes (I guess the U.S. Constitutional principle for majority votes in the Senate no longer applies–somehow George W. Bush and his allies in the U.S. Senate moved legislation with 50 votes plus Dick Cheney), then they can get along just fine with 59 Dems, or 58, or 53, or whatever.
Like I said last year: if all Ritter wanted was an Ivy-League educated schmoozer, he could have appointed me. I’ve never gotten a job because of my daddy or mommy, unlike the unelected Senator Bennet, who as far as I can tell has gone from unearned job to unearned job thanks to Daddy and the Old School Ties. I’ve always been hired because I earned the relevant degrees and experience in my chosen field–a risky strategy these days, I know!