This attitude is common with many GOPers I’ve talked to. It may be true but it did not help that state Republicans were spending like Democrats for years and ignoring their supposed principles of fiscal restraint. Nor have we pushed the distinction between parties very well. The progressive Democrats galvanized voters much better and developed momentum that Republicans simply did not have.
And probably the biggest deficiency we had was the lack of good leadership, which is what Wadhams is working to turn around. There certainly is hope voters will see Democrats acting like Democrats to create a statewide backlash.
I hope that you are right.
The dems that I come across are pleased with the new higher taxes that will be payable in 2008 and do not mind that they were denied a vote on TABOR. They are waiting for a big school check from the state while discounting the possibility that the state could actually reduce the state contributions to their local school.
They like mass transit for everyone else so that they can continue to drive their hemi suv’s on open roads.