Rocky Mountain Right has posted a video from last night’s Bill O’Reilly Show that demonstrates Colorado Governor Bill Ritter isn’t ready for primetime:
Bill Ritter recently was approached by a Fox News reporter asking a simple question about sex offender laws. Ritter proceeded to stammer, become visibly frustrated, and try to escape as soon as possible. Other Governors approached with the same question (Butch Otter of Idaho and Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming) performed far better and calmly responded.
The observation is correct: Bill Ritter sure doesn’t look ready for primetime in this video. But maybe there’s another explanation, or some sort of mitigating circumstances that haven’t been explored.
The stresses and frustrations could be mounting from his campaign scandals that have left legal defense fund victims in his wake. Or maybe Bill Ritter is getting nervous that the state supreme court has yet to come through with the “legal” fix on his unauthorized property tax increase.
In any case, Rocky Mountain Right certainly has a point:
If the Democrats are planning on showcasing a Western governor to the media during the convention they might want to see what Brian Schweitzer is doing instead and abandon any plans they might have to put Ritter in front of a camera.
Well-said. With each passing week, the Denver Post‘s assessment that Bill Ritter may be the state’s first one-term governor in more than a generation makes more and more sense.