Posted on August 31st, 2009 in clean government, Colorado Politics, General, liberty, My Life, National Politics, PPC | 1 Comment »
On Friday Ken Buck was ready to bow out of Colorado’s U.S. Senate race. By Sunday he had received a new boost from more than 200 emails and calls from “activists in Colorado” urging him to stay in — a figure he shared with me in a short phone interview he was gracious enough to give this afternoon.
“Everyone who called has been positive and supportive and encouraging,” Buck said. When asked if he was surprised by the outpouring, his single-word answer was “overwhelmed.” Not much else came out of the conversation except that Buck’s campaign is looking beyond the October reports. “I have a longer term goal than quarter-to-quarter fundraising,” he said.
Colorado Independent blogger John Tomasic gives me too much credit for helping to light the fire that switched the course of Buck’s campaign. Tomasic says that the Weld County District Attorney:
may now have new wind in his sails. Heâ€™s the populist Washington outsider whoâ€™s also now clearly been reverse-coronated by the losing state GOP establishment. Buckâ€™s people couldnâ€™t have planned this wild narrative any better than it turned out, perhaps.
Perhaps. A “reverse-coronation” is no more appealing to me than any other kind of coronation. But only time will tell how crucial a moment in the campaign this proves to be. Who will fare better? (more…)