Posted on July 7th, 2010 in clean government, Colorado Politics, Energy, Fiscal Policy, liberty, PPC | No Comments »
You rise out of nowhere and make a name for yourself running for the state’s highest office, and some (near) certainties will follow:
- You will make some mistakes that set back your campaign … or maybe prove its demise; and
- Others will go out of their way to try to bring you down, too.
I’m writing particularly of GOP candidate Dan Maes, whose longshot run for governor of Colorado has all but crashed on the rocks a month before primary election day. Maes would disagree with me vehemently, and I admire his persistence.
But the longer his race with front-runner and fellow conservative Scott McInnis drags on, the more voters expect something beyond the “insider” vs. “outsider” paradigm to make up their minds. And we know Maes is way behind in the polls.
I’m not prepared to go as far as Rossputin in his analysis, but the case he builds around the negative impact of Dan Maes’ serious campaign finance foibles is hard to dismiss. That’s point number one. (more…)