The former career .230 American League hitter who runs in Denver’s liberal circles shares an interesting observation about Governor Bill Ritter’s newly-appointed Senator:
I’ve now heard the same concern raised about Michael Bennet by three different Denver political insiders. Namely, can he win the support of Hispanics in Denver? I’d say the growing conventional wisdom amongst some Bennet pessimists is that he stands little chance of wooing the Latino vote after his tenure at DPS.
Not sure how much stock to put in this assessment. But if Republicans are paying attention and see an opportunity to win some more Hispanic votes (and ultimately a U.S. Senate seat) in 2010, Tom Tancredo most likely isn’t the guy to carry the party banner. The problem is primarily one of perception, but perception counts for a lot in this venue.