Sep
15
2013

Psst! Hey! John Hickenlooper! (@hickforco) #corecall

They’re coming to vote you out*.

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado defended his record on gun control after two Democratic state senators were recalled by their constituents in an election on Tuesday…

They’re coming to vote you out.

…Hickenlooper chuckled nervously when reporters asked him what he thought these election results meant for his political future…

They’re coming to vote you out.

…One reporter asked Hickenlooper if he would sign the bills again today if he had to do them all over again.

“You know I’m not going to second guess myself … every time I do that, it invariably gets me into trouble,” Hickenlooper said as he ended the press conference.

“Gets,” Hickenlooper?  Tsk, tsk.  Somebody who only got elected with 51% of the vote is already in electoral trouble; last week’s gun recall vote merely confirms it.  The Colorado Republican party isn’t going to be satisfied with this win: it just made them hungry for more. And next year they’re going to have all of their ducks in a row.

See you at the ballot box!

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: They’re coming to vote you out.

*Add crazy giggling to taste.  A little goes a long way, in my opinion.

5 Comments

  • nighttwister says:

    Colorado Republican Party will have their ducks in a row? Tancredo is running for Governor again. Ken Buck is running for Senate again, but this time against an actual seasoned politician. Unless something changes, I see a rerun of the political train wreck of 2008.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      It’s my opinion that Buck would have won* if Tancredo hadn’t been stupid; and I don’t think that Tancredo will get the nomination this time, either, and I don’t think that the CO GOP is in a forgiving mood, either.

      *I should note that I know some of the people that Buck’s hired for his campaign, which leads me to the conclusion that he’s at least being smart about who he’s listening to this go-round.

      • nighttwister says:

        I’d like to see a better run for Buck. I think both sides aren’t being honest about why Buck lost. It was a combination of things, but the fact is he has a lot of damage control to do with women voters (including GOP women) to win. Also, Udall isn’t Bennet, who was completely inexperience at politics.

        As for Tancredo, there’s no reason to believe he won’t jump to 3rd party if he loses the GOP primary, and that would be sufficient to screw things up again. Unfortunately there are still too many Tancredo minions around here.

  • Subotai Bahadur says:

    From my vantage point, it is not that the Colorado Republican Party really wants to win the governorship. It is that they want to reward the ‘next in line’ [Tancredo] for doing as Dick Wadhams wanted and deliberately splitting the vote [by becoming the Constitution Party candidate for governor] that got Hickenlooper in originally.

    Conservatives, TEA Party people, and 2nd Amendment people [more than a little overlap here] have their own reasons for wanting Hickenlooper out, and if they can force a candidate on the Republicans that is acceptable to them, Hickenlooper may be defeated if the Republicans don’t repeat their 2010 sabotage.

    If they do force Tancredo as the Republican candidate, they may find that the base will vote for the Constitution Party this time as payback.

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