No reason to worry. The Republicans, and I'm one of them, have no chance of winning the govenorship this year. Their best hope, former Congressman Scott McInnes, was caught plagarizing the chief justice of state in a series of articles he was paid $300k for. He tried to pin it on his 82 year old research assistant, but the gentleman declined to accept responsibility. Maes makes a dumb statement like he did, and follows it up this morning in the Denver Post explaining that the group promoting the bike rental program is tied to a variety of UN programs, and it's all a slippery slope that leads to legal abortion and state dictated population control.
Into this fracass jumps everyone's favorite fringe former representative, Tom Tancredo, who threatens the State Republican Party, Maes, and McInnis that if they don't abdicate the primary and declare him to be the only candidate who can win, he will enter the race as the candidate of the American Constitution Party. He gave them until last Monday. True to his word, he entered the race on (pick one) Tuesday, Wednesday , or Thursday of last week.
This might not have been anything more than a source of amusement for the Republicans given the animosity towards the Democrats if they didn't have a strong candidate for Govenor, but they do. John Hickenlooper, the Mayor of Denver, will be the next Govenor.
Thankfully, we have other things to focus on in Colorado. The Quizno's Pro Challenge was announced yesterday as the return of Pro Cycling to Colorado. What an event yesterday was! Govenor Ritter, Lance Armstrong, and Davis Phinney (announced as the "defending Champ" of the Coors Classic) on the podium to announce the stage race. Boy, am I looking forward to this.