Months Later, Michael Bennet Still Vacillating Over Union Card-Check Bill

More than two months ago I noted that the union card-check bill had put newly selected U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in a bind. Three weeks ago I observed that Bennet might be finding relief in the fading prospects of the legislation.

But Big Labor proponents haven’t backed down, and business leaders are in the fight for the duration. So where does that leave Michael Bennet? As indecisive as ever, reports the Denver Post:

“The issue is an important issue. We have lots of important issues,” he said.

“I’m in a much better position to be helpful to a constructive conversation by not having taken a position on the existing language in the legislation than I would be if I had.”

I wasn’t sure what to expect when Governor Bill Ritter appointed Michael Bennet to fill Ken Salazar’s vacant seat. Frankly, I have to say the young Senator’s level of vacuousness and vacillation has disappointed even me.

Big fundraising or no — Bennet is leaving the door open for an ambitious, talented candidate like Ryan Frazier to step up to the challenge.


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