In order to get elected to political office, you need to be smart, qualified, or at least, a member of a party other than that of the incumbent. Sure enough, John Hickenlooper, a reliable liberal, and mayor of the Sovereign Nation of Denver, is currently sitting on 44% in the latest poll.
Recipe for defeat, no?
No. When you're running against the Stupid party, victory can always be snatched from the jaws of otherwise sure defeat. Not only can they be counted on to produce a couple of relatively weak candidates, but the smell of victory attracts the buzzards as well. The rest of the poll shows either of the Republicans splitting the conservative 55% more or less equally with Tom Tancredo, who is running as a Constitutionalist.
If I was Hickenlooper, I'd have my staff working on ways to quietly and untraceably transfer money to whichever of my opponents looked like he needed it the most.