Sunday, September 4, 2011

2016 Elections

One of the leftie pundits at Pravda-On-The-Platte is already looking forward to the glorious continuation of the peoples victory over capitalism by proposing that Colorado governor Hickenlooper begin aligning himself as a candidate for president in 2016.

Admittedly Hick has distinguished himself by not having hoards of unemployed folks demonstrating in front of the Governors mansion with pitchforks and torches, and his background is remarkably free of close associations with terrorists, so I suppose the Dems could do worse.

Of course there's his membership in the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mike Bloombergs mutual admiration society whose premise is that if you suspend the second amendment locally like they did in Detroit and Chicago, you can achieve the rates of violent crime they there enjoy today.

Hick is benefiting from a divided legislature that prevents the best and the worst of the proposals from reaching his desk. As a result, on a scale of 1-10, with California being 1 and Texas being 10, Colorado rates about 4-1/2.

The biggest problem I see with Hick running in 2016 is that it's going to be very difficult to unseat an incumbent Republican.

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