If the hate-filled freak show doesn't do it, the enormous and presumptuous inconveniences imposed upon Coloradans for the convenience of the dems will. Closing their main freeway and arteries from 5 pm til 11:30 for Obama's security at Invesco is going to cause businesses to shut down early, people to skip work altogether, huge traffic snarls etc etc. People trying to get home, get their kids out of daycare, or go cross town to their second job are not going to be thinking kindly of the party that caused it all. It's going to be a circus and a disaster.
Now add in the mess, the expense, the grandstanding and preening and hypocrisy, all witnessed up close and personal by the tens of thousands of seething service workers, their presumed base--hotel maids, bartenders, wait staff, cab drivers, etc.--stiffed for a week on tips, ordered around and demeaned by the party of the "little people". Nope, I don't see Colorodo going blue.
The weather was decent, and were already making tentative plans for a return trip in June/July 2009. This time bypassing Denver and concentrating on Colorado Springs-Pueblo-sand dunes-northern NM (North east or north central, maybe both....Part of the reason were skipping Denver in 2009 is, it is extremely irritating to go up to a cash register again and again and again, intending to spend $150+ dollars on "stuff, and be confronted not only with Obama stickers, but literature and stickers suggesting Republicans and conservatives are stupid/evil/racist. I knew Denver is considered a liberal city, but I never imagined it would be so entirely lopsided. We saw NOT ONE McCain or Republican sticker, unless you count the one oh-so-clever Republicans For Voldemart sticker. I wonder if McCain/Republican voters are too intimidated to display their support, lest the Openminded and Tolerant Ones bash out their windshields (or the cars drivers)? One would think sheer economic logic (Dont risk antagonizing customers with blatant political beliefs) would keep the politicizing down, but no. So they will get not one thin dime from us in 2009, unless we fly and we HAVE to go through Denvers Airport.