Colorado Senatorial candidate Bob Schaffer is in trouble, reports The Denver Post based on a Rasmussen poll. “Democratic Congressman Mark Udall has opened up a 9-point lead” in the race. The story notes, “Udall maintains a large lead among women, while he extended his lead among unaffiliated voters to 21 points…”
The paper discusses attack adds on Jack Abramoff and “Big Oil Bob,” but there’s something else going on: Schaffer’s strong anti-abortion views have also been in the news (though he’s been running from the “personhood” amendment to define a fertilized egg as a person). That helps explain the difference among women and independents.
With gas around $4 a gallon, I think a lot of Coloradans wouldn’t mind somebody in Congress who knows a think or two about oil and who isn’t dedicated to undermining the country’s ability to produce energy.
But in this race between a socialist and a theocrat, the socialist is winning. It’s a scary thing when Udall’s creeping socialism is the least-scary option.
It’s a different race in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional, where Tom Tancredo has reigned. I don’t think there’s any way a Republican can lose there.
In the primary, the leading candidates have sprinted to the religious right. According to a poll released by Mike Coffman, the leading candidates are Coffman, Wil Armstrong, Ted Harvey, and Steve Ward.
Coffman signed the questionnaire from Colorado Right to Life, agreeing that God opposes abortion, “abortion is always wrong” even if the father is a rapist, a fertilized egg is a person, and embryonic stem-cell research should be banned.
It’s stunning that Colorado is likely to have somebody like Udall as Senator and Coffman as a Congressman.
Harvey also signed the questionnaire, adding for the “personhood” question, “I organized a petition drive at my church.”
Wil Armstrong writes on his web page, “I am pro-life, and I will battle against any ill-conceived and family unfriendly legislation.”
Ward has not replied to my e-mail asking him his position on abortion.
Socialists to the left of me, theocrats to the right. Here I am.