Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) breathlessly tells us:
“Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s senior team urged him last month to withdraw from the presidential race gracefully and run for Colorado’s Senate seat or pursue other opportunities, a source familiar with the situation told POLITICO.
“The source said that the campaign only has about 13,000 donors, making it almost impossible to qualify for the next round of presidential debates in the fall. The campaign also only raised just over $1 million in the second quarter — about what he raised in the first 48 hours of his candidacy — and will likely run out of money completely in about a month.
“At least five staffers have left or are leaving Hickenlooper’s struggling operation, including his campaign manager, communications director, digital director and finance director. Hickenlooper named a new campaign manager on Monday night.”
I’ve read that Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is the most endangered Senator in 2020 (ALLEGEDLY!), so perhaps Hickenlooper should listen to his now ex-staffers’ advice, and pick a better fight than telling the rest of the 2020 Goat Rodeo that they are all socialists.
T.G. – Thanks for the reminder to send my weekly flaming email to that POS Gardner.
Chickenpooper was a competent governor even if he was a little too oil and gas friendly for my taste. He’s probably the guy to send Gardner packing but will be a consistent vote for the status quo. So overall, he gets a solid meh from my perspective. I guess that will be an improvement. The upside would be if he helps capture the Senate majority so Mcturtle cant set the agenda any more.
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Chickenpooper was also staunchly against the legalization of pot in his state, while he was Gov., right up until weeks AFTER it passed so overwhelmingly. And when he finally DID turn around and change his stance,it was quite grudgingly, saying something along the lines of, “Well, I guess the voters have spoken, so I HAVE TO accept it.” Once the Ameros started pouring in though, in the amounts that were predicted, he swiveled a bit further, almost</> offering up an apology to his constituents for being on the wrong side. And to hear him these days, he almost sounds like he was one of its greatest proponents.
Yeah, I remember that. At least he gets some credit for being able to evolve in his positions.
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Would you really call that evolving, or just being able to detect the buttered side of a piece of toast.
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the last thing we need as a followup to this current disaster-in-residence is a ‘president hickenlooper’. the jokes practically write themselves.