If the earliest of trends are any indication, Ryan Frazier has come out of the gate looking the strongest in Colorado’s Republican primary to challenge Michael Bennet for the U.S. Senate. After all, the rollout of the Ken Buck campaign could have been handled much more adeptly.
But then again, the earliest of trends don’t amount to much more than something for bloggers to write about. In the end, it should be a very interesting and competitive showdown between Frazier and Buck (with perhaps something to be heard from Cleve Tidwell).
That’s right. Count me among those who doesn’t see former Congressman Bob Beauprez getting in this race. (At least as much as I can gather from a few fans on Ken Buck’s Facebook page, and various scuttlebutt.) As for attorney and radio talk show host Dan Caplis, frankly, I don’t have a clue. But if forced to hazard a guess at this point, I would lean toward the same answer about him, too.
I’m sure Ryan Frazier knows he can’t lean on his opponent’s mistakes to win the nomination. Something akin to a transformation or rebirth within the state GOP very well may have to occur if he expects to see victory.
In any case, I’ve been wrong before. I’ll be wrong again. But if I get most of these picks right, just maybe I might get credit for paying attention (and for having a little “luck”).