In his Rocky Mountain News column today, Vince Carroll points out that Bill Ritter’s new U.S. Senate designate Michael Bennet hasn’t shown much in the way of original, independent thought thus far:
I’ve listened to Bennet speak about education issues often enough to appreciate his intelligence and what I sense is an independent mind. And I really didn’t expect to see evidence of the latter in these early days. But if he’s going to make a case across Colorado for his election in 2010, he’ll have to prove he’s his own man. And what better way to achieve this than for him to trample on a few of his own party’s shibboleths?
Once he’s been safely sworn in, of course.
Looking ahead, Colorado Republicans in 2010 need to rally around a fresh, energetic U.S. Senate candidate who is fiscally conservative and provides a strong, articulate voice to counter the current Democratic pablum coming out of Washington. Not sure who that might be yet. Just hoping.