What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday Denver Post editorial page editor Dan Haley laid out the red carpet for Republican Jane Norton‘s U.S. Senate campaign. Today, in the printed space directly beneath Haley, columnist Vince Carroll took a look at Norton’s “clunky” bio page and “languid and subdued” introductory video, and had to say Ummm… Not so fast:
Why didn’t someone at her campaign step back and say, “Wait a minute, let’s reshoot this because first impressions are important”?
It’s early, of course, and most voters won’t pay attention to the Senate race until next year. But if Norton’s campaign is going to become the juggernaut some are predicting, it needs to fire on all cylinders — soon.
Meanwhile, if I were one of the other Republicans running, I’d definitely plan to stick around.
Funny Carroll should mention that. When the Beltway heat turned up before Norton’s official announcement, rival Ryan Frazier showed he wasn’t going to budge and would do more than just stick around. Another primary contender Ken Buck very nearly dropped out but decided to stick around after a grassroots surge.
Ladies and gentleman, Colorado has a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Game on.