Comments on: Who ever would have predicted? History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:03 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jonathan Rees Mon, 02 Aug 2010 04:16:47 +0000 Romanoff’s mom does events for him though.

By: Historiann Sun, 01 Aug 2010 22:46:46 +0000 Wow–I’ve withheld my donations this year, but because I’ve been so generous (or such a patsy) in the past, I had personal phone calls from Romanoff and from Susan Dagett, Bennet’s wife.

(I must not have given so much money to have merited a phone call from the Unelected Senator himself. But, I have given in the thousands of dollars to other candidates, so I’m wondering just how high you have to go to get his personal attention.) Even aside from the fact that I think Bennet is a tool, I thought it was weird that Dagett was making calls on behalf of her husband. Maybe that’s S.O.P., but Romanoff doesn’t have a wifey he can delegate to deal with the low-rent Dems like me.

One of the things I kind of like about Romanoff–although it’s a minor one–is that he’s unmarried. Don’t the never-married deserve representation in the U.S. Senate, too?

By: Jonathan Rees Sun, 01 Aug 2010 21:26:45 +0000 Bennet doesn’t offend me. I just think he’s slimy. Ask him what he thinks about the Employee Free Choice Act and he won’t answer the question. I saw him do a healthcare forum on campus maybe a year ago, and he said the right things. However, he also bent over backwards not to offend what were just then being called Tea Partiers.

What I heard is that Democrats are appearing out of the woodworks in Colorado Springs to support Romanoff because, shock of shocks, they know who he is and actually like the guy. Romanoff went all over the state while he was still speaker impressing absolutely everyone, just as he’s always impressed me. Indeed, I think he’s the smartest politician I’ve ever met. By the way, did you know that his main job is teaching Poli. Sci. at one of those Denver-area community colleges that I always get mixed up?

Predictions? I actually got kicked out of the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce for supporting Romanoff (long story) and I’ve already given him more money than I ever gave Obama, so I’m way too biased to be any good at those.

By: Historiann Sun, 01 Aug 2010 19:07:31 +0000 Jonathan–I’m interested to hear that we agree. Are you as offended by Bennet’s rank opportunism as I am?

Fratguy and I are prejudiced, I suppose–although we’re also carpet-bagger Ivy-leaguers, we bothered to work in the fields in which we trained for 13 years now. So Bennet’s career trajectory just amazes us–and not in a good way. (Not to mention all of his pro-Wall Street votes.)

That said, either Romanoff or Bennet will have a hard climb against the Rs this year. My sense is that Bennet supporters will rally around Romanoff in the end. (Not sure about the money, though.) But people like me who voted/are voting for Romanoff really, really hate Bennet and will either not vote or vote Republican rather than give Bennet a vote. What are you hearing in Colorado Springs?

I predict that Buck will be the Republican nominee, and he appears to be running an effective insurgent campaign that will only be all the more effective against Bennet. He’ll be able to run a similar campaign against Romanoff, who had a long career in the Colorado statehouse, but it won’t be as effective as a run against an incumbent closely aligned with Obama. Romanoff may end up thanking his lucky stars that Obama backed Bennet, and that he’s got Bill Clinton’s endorsement instead. If I were Ken Buck (or Jane Norton), I’d be lining up all of those videotapes of Obama’s visits to Colorado and pictures of him huggin’ & kissin’ Bennet.

By: Jonathan Rees Sun, 01 Aug 2010 17:28:28 +0000 Historiann:

You should be delighted to fill in that Romanoff arrow on your mail-in ballot because Romanoff is the guy responsible for Referendum C, without which Bah Ram U would be in much, much worse shape than it already is. He also has a keen interest in governing – you know, doing crazy stuff like making everyday life better for people who aren’t mega-billionaires. Yes, if I ran the world Romanoff would be a little further left, but he has to pick up more than few votes in Colorado Springs if he’s going to be our next Senator.