Colorado’s newly selected U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is seeing his chances to stand up as an independent-minded, moderate Democrat slipping away. Even a group of 14 Senate Democrats (including Indiana’s Evan Bayh) now have emerged to say “enough is enough” with Barack Obama’s destructive massive intervention in the U.S. economy – his pork-laden, wild spending spree.
Michael Bennet is not among the 14 Democrats showing a shred of fiscal sanity.
The Denver Post‘s Chuck Plunkett – hardly a right-wing fanatic – asks the question on Colorado’s mind: “Where are our moderates?” While Michael Bennet remains dazzled by the Obama glow, his “senior” Senate colleague Mark Udall shows what a farce his campaign as a centrist really was.
Udall at least can bide his time for the next 5 years. The erstwhile Denver Public Schools superintendent doesn’t have that luxury. By bending like silly putty to mold himself into the destructive Obama economic agenda, Bennet may be working to stave off a primary challenge from the Left.
However, he’s also opening the door wide to be taken down by someone like Ryan Frazier with a powerful message, strong principles, tremendous style, and a compelling story.