Hickenlooper: Happy Being Mayor
Everywhere we turn, we hear folks telling us that the Mayor of Denver, the inimitable John Hickenlooper, is just not interested in being Governor of Colorado. Friends of his keep saying, "he's just so damn happy being mayor."
And, now this, from the Mayor himself:
Ward Lucas: Ok, no political double talk here, are you going to run for governor?
Hickenlooper: Uhhh, I don't think so. I mean, to be quite honest, I can't imagine a better job than being mayor. I haven't given it a second thought, I mean, quite honestly.
Ward Lucas: You got no further political aspirations?
Hickenlooper: No [You know?], what better political aspiration can you have than to work as mayor in one of the greatest cities in the universe.
Your Personal Note:
Bullshit. I have never once heard Hick say what he would say if he really had decided he wasn't going to run: "I will not run for governor in 2006."
He's been saying the same line for months now: I enjoy being governor, I'm focused on being governor, I am not running for governor right now and have no such plans. The interview cited above is just more of the same. It serves two purposes: 1) it keeps him, his staff, and his supporters focused on the huge upcoming vote over the construction of a new jail, and 2) it sets up perfectly what is becoming an ever more desperate Draft Hick movement.
And we will get him to run. We have to. If he runs, the race is close to a slam-dunk. In Denver and the surrounding suburbs, he's more popular than anything anyone's ever seen, and he polls well elsewhere as well. If he doesn't run, and please follow this carefully: WE DO NOT HAVE A BACK-UP PLAN.
Even in a Dem-trending state, any other candidate would begin as an underdog against either Rep. Bob Beauprez or Marc Holtzman.
So please, let's all get on the bandwagon and DRAFT HICK, rather than saying anything that would discourage such a movement. (For daily tracking of the governor's race and the possibility of a Hick candidacy, see the excellent non-partisan site ColoradoPols.com.)
And if you live in Denver, vote for that damn jail.
Posted by: Andy Albertson | Apr 25, 2005 7:26:10 PM
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(and yes, we know that sometimes they're very, very wrong. Other times, they're right on.)