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  •  No one stole the primary (0+ / 0-)

    Bennet won statewide by a 10% margin among Democrats. Quit lying.

    •  It wasn't stolen, but it was imposed from above (3+ / 0-)

      The grassroots choice was Romanoff, as was demonstrated at the caucuses at all levels.  Bennet was the national party's choice, in the same way Blanche Lincoln was the national party's choice - they came and campaigned for him, donated to him, and didn't care that Colorado's grassroots wanted Bennet (and all these millions that have been spent decrying his record would have been flailing to find something to pin against Romanoff).

      Yes, we lost the primary and Bennet is the candidate, and he's much better than Buck, but I still don't think he's the best candidate who could have come from Colorado.

      I did vote for Bennet, and I've urged family and friends to do so as well, but to imply that Bennet was the best Dem is your opinion, it's not mine and apparently it's not bincbom's.

      •  Sounds like Connecticut. (0+ / 0-)

        Ned Lamont vs Joe Lieberman, who thanks the Dems by supporting McCain against Sen Obama. Brilliant.

      •  Well said, Tim (0+ / 0-)

        and agreed.

        "The better I know people, the more I like my dog."

        by Thinking Fella on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 11:32:43 AM PDT

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      •  It Was All Ritter's Fault! (1+ / 0-)
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        Why the hell did he appoint Bennett in the first place to replace Ken Salazar? He could have appointed Romanoff in the first place and he'd be cruising to reelection by now just like Ed Perlmutter is doing in CO-07 (which is the only CO district that has remotely even registration between Reps & Dems -- all the others are tilted one way or another).

        Bennett has been an utterly unspectacular Senator. Last thing I heard out of him is that he would NOT vote for "a second stimulus" because of the "deficit." In short he's just like all the other Dems trying to cater to the middle that doesn't exist.

        This is a base election and Bennett is in trouble because he's basically been invisible. He came out and campaigned for the public option (as soon as it was obvious that there was no chance in hell that Congress would pass it and Obama wasn't in favor of it -- so there wasn't any downside to supporting it).

        If he'd been front and center on this issue from 2009 he would be in better shape right now.

      •  Romanoff had plenty the right could have attacked (1+ / 0-)
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        Romanoff was the career politician , known statewide with all his statewide contacts. Yet he never was the progressive he claimed to be - DLC conservadem leadership. Romanoff ran a pathetic campaign and lost statewide by 10% of the vote in a state where he had huge name recognition.

        •  Had the national party stayed out of it, (0+ / 0-)

          Bennet would have been toast, and we'd have Romanoff as the candidate Tuesday.  Instead, they got involved, as they always do in supporting the sitting candidate, instead of letting the voters of the state decide who they want to represent them.  See how much good it did Halter in Arkansas?  It killed him,  though it would have been difficult anyway, but Lincoln was dead Senator walking.  Bennet may be in for the same end result, and the national party didn't do itself or Colorado any favors.  The only reason Bennet may even survive this challenge is because the Teabaggers elected Ken Buck over Gayle Norton - had she won this campaign would have been over in August right after the primary.

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