To: PikesPeakGOP; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued
I don't know how much of that was Beauprez's fault. I'll tell you what turned out to be the biggest disaster for the legislative GOP in Colorado -- term limits. As soon as they kicked in, we lost tons of members, and it clearly benefitted the Democrats (in stark contrast to a lot of other states that implemented it -- except maybe California, where it hasn't helped the GOP at all, except immediately after it was in place, from about 1995-97), whereas before the Democrats weren't particularly competitive except in disastrous national years for the GOP (such as 1974).
posted on 01/27/2006 10:26:15 PM PST
(Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
With all due respect - it wasn't term limits... it was a few "party bosses" determining who was the better candidate in back room deals. The result? Republicans who hide their values from the voters and elected officials who dance away from real positions. MANY TIMES - over the last six years - candidates have been pulled aside and told "you are too conservative" or "you aren't the demographic we are looking for". Rather than building up a second string - we have been forcing candidates to the plate before they are ready.
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