Historiann blog friend Bing McGandhi from Happy Jihad’s House of Pancakes has made some campaign buttons for my bid to replace Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate. Thanks so much to all of you who have expressed support for my campaign in the post below–so far as I can tell, only two of you are actual Colorado voters, but of course campaign contributions can cross state lines, so give early and often, friends!
In other news: most newspapers are running variations on the story that Caroline Kennedy is the front runner to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate. But, most newspapers are also running with the idiotic line that “Kennedy . . . helped to defeat [Clinton] in this year’s Democratic primaries.” Uh, no. After Caroline and Ted Kennedy rolled out their big endorsements before Super Tuesday, which is when the Massachusetts and New York primaries were held, and after Caroline K. campaigned for Obama in California, all three of those states went by an overwhelming margin for Clinton, not Obama. Kennedy magic, much? Maybe not in New York, Massachusetts, and California when it counted.
Anyhoo, print up these babies and pass them out freely at the American Historical Association’s annual conference. I won’t be there, seeing as it’s not in Denver this year (or, like, ever!), and that’s where I’ll be most of the rest of the month lobbying the Governor when I’m not on my “listening tours” on the Eastern Plains and the San Luis Valley, talking to clean, green energy researchers at Baa Ram U., and attending boffo fundraisers in Aspen, Vail, and Beaver Creek. Laterz!