September 29, 2012
The Republican money barons are giving up on Romney, as this morning I saw a barrage of PAC ads blasting every Colorado Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives. By now the Republican corporate elite have internal polling which is so horrible for the Romney/Ryan ticket that they now fear a wave election akin to 2006, They are beginning to believe that they may well lose not only the Presidency but the entire legislative branch as well. The right-wing money has been shifted to negative ads in the statewide races, reflecting this fear. The Republican Reality-Deniers (low information 47%ers that will vote for Romney anyhow) will soon start hoarding guns and ammo in anticipation of the re-elected President and his Democratic minions knocking on their doors at some imaginary future time.
I believe most Coloradoans, and most Americans according to recent polling data, have grown tired of two-party governance which produces no tangible results in any one direction. Many of my Independent and Libertarian friends are telling me that this time they intend to vote a straight-Democratic ticket all the way. It is time to help this country, and our beautiful and compassionate state of Colorado, take a conclusive direction by re-electing President Obama as well as a Democratic House majority for him to work with. All our Colorado Democratic candidates for the House need and deserve our support right now, so the barrage of Republican Tea Party money will not control our airwaves for the next five weeks. Today I will send what little I can afford to each of them, and you should too. They need help to succeed in the face of these negative ads.
James Shelton, my local Democratic candidate for Colorado House District 49 in Larimer County, is in a very tough race against Perry Buck, wife of the notorious failed Tea Party Senate candidate Ken Buck. James deserves support from progressives throughout Colorado. The Republicans currently hold a one-seat majority in the Colorado House. The Weld County/ALEC Republican Tea Party machine is backing the Bucks and James Shelton can be their undoing. Please contribute at www.sheltonforcolorado.com .
We continue to work hard for the re-election of the President, and now we will make sure that Democratic legislators will represent our progressive state. Let's get this done, Colorado!