Skip to comments.(Exclusive Interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at Davos - possible Dem. 2020)
Posted on 01/23/2017 8:24:26 AM PST by re_tail20
As some of the world's most influential people wrestled with the implications of President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum this past week, a new face in US politics grabbed their attention.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper served as a representative of the Democratic Party's future here, just as outgoing Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry represented the past.
If this gathering is any indication, Hickenlooper may be on the verge of building buzz as a 2020 hopeful. Several attendees pointed to him as someone who could rescue the party after its disastrous 2016 losses.
One former Obama administration official suggested he could be a Democratic version of Trump both because of his quirky, off-the-cuff nature (as seen in a campaign ad during which he takes a shower) and a laser focus on middle-class jobs and economic growth.
Hickenlooper has experience in both the private and the public sectors. He opened Colorado's first brewpub and served as a popular mayor of Denver, Colorado's largest city. As governor, he has overseen the state's challenge of federal law on the legalization of marijuana for recreational use (an initiative he was at first against but on which he has since changed his views) and spearheaded a push for significant gun reforms after the deadly 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora.
Business Insider spoke with Hickenlooper at Davos. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
Brett LoGiurato: What's the mood here at Davos this year, given the inauguration of Donald Trump?
John Hickenlooper: It's definitely a different energy. It's a little more somber.
LoGiurato: As a prominent Democratic governor, what are you looking for from the president? Do you see areas where you can work with him? Where are areas where you want...
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Ah, Davos, where “Social Market” bigwigs meet to devise ways to obliterate sovereignty and personal freedom.
The Hick is one weak minded puppy. That eunuch (smaller cousin of Dorkbama the Muslim eunuch) couldn’t reason himself out of a paper bag.
Former beer brewer from the land of The Weed. Noted gun grabber.
The prospect of Hickerloopy as a viable alternative in the face of overwhelming repudiation of the liberal agenda is just plainly pathetic. Come on, now guys! Why is this even being floated? Is this the Kamikaze wave of the Divine Wind?
Get real you bunch of putz’s.
A very popular man with gun owners in CO.
He’s a white male. You can forget him being a prominent candidate in 2020. To be honest even Fauxahontas will have a hard time getting the nomination too. The Democrats have become an anti-white party. Their next presidential candidate will either be black or Hispanic.
I’m starting to think the Dem field in 2020 will be as crowded as the GOP field was this election. Except they will have no one like Trump.
President Hickenlooper. Now there is a name that inspires fear in the hearts of our enemies. Almost as scary as President Huckabee. Intimidating names.
Gun control advocate. Moslem “refugee” immigrant advocate and rammed them down the throat of the community. Flies corporate jet to Davos rather than commercial.
A very popular man with gun owners in CO. ???
Not really. He has sided with the unenforceable laws. He takes road monies to make up an excuse to raise taxes. He pays illegals with $3B in welfare first out of the budget so there would be no money for schools.
He takes income form hunting to pay for bike paths and parks so he can raise the hunting fees.
Sometimes all you can do is laugh.
Remember 20 years ago when they told us things like Davos and Bilderberger and Bohemian grove were only our imagination?
Before the internet, they the press would obediently stay quiet. They liked the world better then.
It was sarcasm. Nobody here thinks he is popular with gun owners.
In Bloombergs pocket
Indeed. The World Economic Forum was the brainchild of a proponent of the “Social Market” economic model.
Somehow I have a hard idea imagine Americans voting in a “President Hickenlooper”.
Stuff that flies at the state level can’t necessarily be sold nationwide. That includes both a goofy name and, at this point, a *relatively* moderate Democrat.
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