Rachel Maddow shows clip of Bennet-Buck debate, where Bennet nails Buck to the wall on Social Security flip-flops.
|By: peacemonger Saturday October 9, 2010 2:28 pm|
|By: wadenorris Tuesday August 10, 2010 10:29 am|
There are many reasons for supporting or not supporting a candidate in a primary race. I could cite many reasons to support either Andrew Romanoff or Michael Bennet -but for Democrats there is really only one thing that they should know about this primary.
It’s that Michael Bennet can’t win against the Republicans.
From the Hill:
Sen. Bennet faces uphill battle if he wins the primary
The troubling news for Bennet — and other Democratic incumbents — is that only 42 percent of the Colorado voters polled approve of him, and 44 percent disapprove. Moreover, asked whether they wanted to elect a new person or reelect their incumbent, just 34 percent would vote for their incumbent, while 55 percent prefer a new person.
|By: wadenorris Monday August 9, 2010 5:32 pm|
The bank swap investigation story just took an interesting turn for Michael Bennet and his protege Tom Boasberg. School Board members have repeatedly asked for an audit of the Bank Swap between Denver Public Schools and JP Morgan.
Tom Boasberg and the Bennet campaign have attack these board members as asking for an audit due to political motivations caused by the Primary.
Thanks to an email record provided by a School Board member,
this can be proven to be factually wrong.
The evidence points to a concerted effort to cover up details about the swap that was reported in last Friday’s New York Times investigation .
The New York Times discovered that
Denver Public Schools has lost 25 million dollars from Michael Bennet’s investment swap and will have to pay 81 million in termination fees to get out of the swap.
|By: wadenorris Saturday August 7, 2010 8:30 pm|
This Friday’s New York Times investigation:
“Payback Time: Exotic Deals Put Denver Schools Deeper in Debt”
casts a laser focus on Michael Bennet’s investment into a ‘risky’ derivative swap by as Superintendent of Denver Public Schools.
Pasts attempts by the Bennet campaign to deflect questions about this investigation are now laid bare and there are guilty parties involved.
Now, Colorado Democratic Representative Mark Ferrandino, Chair of the State Budget committee is calling for a bi-partisan audit by both the Colorado State House and Senate of this investment that has already cost Denver Public Schools 25 million dollars and counting.
Listen here on local Progressive Talk show host Mario Solis-Marich’s Friday show at about 1/3rd through the podcast.
|By: wadenorris Wednesday August 4, 2010 2:19 pm|
In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a Senate primary in Colorado – pitting a Conservadem – Michael Bennet vs a people powered candidate, Andrew Romanoff – who has taken the Obama pledge to take no PAC money.
(Conservadem is not my label, Rachel Maddow gave Senator Bennet that name for joining Evan Bayh’s coalition of conservative democrats)
Despite millions of corporate dollars being spent by Michael Bennet, Andrew Romanoff has taken the lead in polls with the Primary on August 10th.
Pundits have written that Romanoff’s win will send a message throughout politics, that we the grassroots voters, can reverse the Corporate Stranglehold on Congress .
|By: wadenorris Monday August 2, 2010 4:27 pm|
Volunteers for Andrew Romanoff are busting their behinds day in and day out and Mr.Romanoff himself is crisscrossing the state connecting with voters and making his case for their vote.
What’s Bennet up to? From the latest edition of the New Yorker
Michael Bennet, a freshman Democrat from Colorado, said, “Sit and watch us for seven days—just watch the floor. You know what you’ll see happening? Nothing. When I’m in the chair, I sit there thinking, I wonder what they’re doing in China right now?”
uh, what? You have a primary – Guess your day dreaming is happening on the campaign trail too and Andrew Romanoff is taking advantage of it – and is surging in the polls.
|By: wadenorris Tuesday July 27, 2010 3:03 pm|
Lately in Colorado, the Republicans have pretty much gone crazy – with
Tom “bomb Mecca” Tancredo launching an independent bid in the Governor’s race and Republican Senate candidates Ken Buck and Jane Norton having a standoff about wearing high heel shoes.
I was hoping that we were going to stay civil on the Democratic side of the aisle, but in the Senate primary, Michael Bennet’s campaign and his supporters are trying their level best at matching the Republicans’ insanity with their tactics against Andrew Romanoff.
|By: peacemonger Tuesday July 27, 2010 1:24 am|
In other wierd news…CO Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff sells his house in a media grab to get more campaign donations.
|By: peacemonger Saturday July 24, 2010 9:20 pm|
Interview with Bennet’s wife, environmental public interest attorney, Susan Daggett
|By: miked1970 Monday July 19, 2010 1:44 pm|
Michael Bennet changes his vote on credit card protection after it’s clear the vote will fail