Maybe Colorado is not a lost cause after all…

May 25, 2012

I’d just about given up on the state, but these numbers have me reconsidering:

First, and contrary to conventional wisdom, Latinos did not swing the state from red to blue in 2008. According to exit polls, John McCain managed 38 percent of the Latino vote. In 2004, George W. Bush pulled in 30 percent. The real action was with white voters, who gave McCain just 48 percent of the vote compared to 57 percent for Bush. So, Colorado is really not an example of demography trumping all, as so many on the left implicitly argue. Instead, it was about white voters abandoning the GOP.

Second, the Republicans rebounded in Colorado in 2010 to some degree. The party suffered an epic meltdown in the Senate and gubernatorial races, which prompted some pundits to conclude that the Centennial State was slipping away from the Republicans. However, the GOP actually won a solid victory in the statewide House vote, 50 percent to 45 percent, which basically tracked the national average. Plus, the two sides are evenly divided in the state house (the Democrats control the state senate).

14 Responses to Maybe Colorado is not a lost cause after all…

  1. artist on May 25, 2012 at 7:07 am

    How about a third point?

    The GOP is beating the Dems with voter registration.

  2. Colorado may likely be RED on May 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

    How about a fourth point?

    Colorado unemployment rate INCREASES to 7.9

    How’s that failed Obama economy looking now?

  3. anonymous un-RINO on May 25, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Jay Cost… the RINOs’ favorite inducer of leg tingling thrills. 😉

    Willard BETTER win Colorado. That state is the poster child for his candidacy, chock full of RINO babykilling global warmingist TARP loving commie ObomneyCare lovers, just like him. If he can’t get even his OWN to vote for him… why the hell should we conservatives give a shit about that loser?

  4. Victor on May 25, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I don’t think this article was meant to focus on Romney.

    It’s more to the point on how the GOP made advancements in the STATE wide House vote and how that’s trending the national average of GOP advancements.

    That doesn’t appear to very have much to do with Romney, except for the obvious fact that this trend most likely keeps hurting Obama’s chances.

  5. anonymous un-RINO on May 25, 2012 at 8:23 am

    So RINO Cost’s article about the electoral map and Colorado is not about the candidates? Riiiiiight.

    This is just RINO Cost doing what he does. RINO legs are tingling everywhere, including PoliRINO’s.

    Next comes all the “Planned Parenthood is a fine organization and well, global warming really is a problem you know.”

    “And after all, it will help us in Colorado!”

    That’s how it works. Kill the babies, bankrupt us with ObomneyCare, and you’ll win Colorado. That’s the Willardbot plan.

    That’s how RINOs do it. Cost is playing his part nicely. So’s PoliRINO.

  6. oh boy... on May 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Hey Un-Rino, your’e the RINO. Real conservatives disagree comfortably. You sir are a bitter vulgar man, not Republican in the least. It might be time for some soul searching, cause you’ll never get your way.

    Winning elections means representing the electorate. You realize if the R candidate shared your views we’d lose EVERY STATE.

  7. anonymous un-RINO on May 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Spoken like a true RINO hack.

    But you’re right, RINO. I’m not “Republican” in the least. None of we conservatives are.

    It’s just curious that you RINOs spend so much time trying to masquerade as conservative, and we conservatives only want you to be what you are, and own up to it, rather than transvestiting yourselves as one of us.

    Heck, just be what you are, RINO.

  8. oh boy... on May 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Now that’s rich. “transvestiting yourselves as one of us.” In addition to vulgar you are also delusional. US? lol It is you who is not one of us. While “US” the 75 millions who will be casting our vote for Romney you will be at home commiserating with the liberals.

  9. anonymous un-RINO on May 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Sorry, RINO, but the very last thing you are is conservative, much as you types always attempt to crossdress as one of us.

    Just be what you are, ace. A RINO.

  10. MikeN on May 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Obama campaign seems to have given up on North Carolina, Virginia, AND IOWA and OHIO. They canceled their ad buys in those states. that means it’s all on Florida for Obama.

    • Trent T. on May 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      It won’t be long before Obama scratches a few more states off his list.

      There’s just no way to avoid the facts. Obama is an astounding failure.

      Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst U.S.President. Obama will now firmly hold onto that title (probably for several generations).

      Yeah, he’s THAT bad.

  11. anonymous un-RINO on May 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    No, the Obamabots haven’t given up on any of those states, certainly not 6 months out. They have cash to burn, and that’s even before their Superpac cash gets spent out. There is ZERO CHANCE that they’re surrendering on any of those swing states. Why should they? They’ll have cash to burn.

    The problem for the Obamabots and Willardbots both is TOO much money, if anything. They have a problem if they get overexposure, if they peak too soon, or if they spend too much and become common.

    It’s way early. The Obamabots have had to consolidate their base, and that’s been their prime mission over these past 7-8 months. You don’t do that with massive campaign spending. You do that by giving the lefty zealots what they want, which he’s been doing. Then you lay low and let the backlash blow over. And since Willard won’t push him on any of the giveaways, this is all a freebee, politically.

    For Obambi, the goal is to maximize turnout. He doesn’t need to spend on campaign ads, he needs to spend on voter registration, a turnout machine, and getting the cemetery vote rounded up.

    Willard just has to sit there looking stupid and hope Obambi falls on his face. That’s his only chance.

  12. Steve on June 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I hate the way politics has developed in the past decade or so. The Tea Party and the far right has ruined the GOP and will yet drive out all the old guard Republicans. The far left has been doing the same to the Democrats as well. I yern for the days of compromise and getting things done. The gridlock in Washington SUCKS. Time for term limits! The right or left are not correct on everything. They both just follow the talking heads on the so called news channels and do not really believe the crap they pop off about. Both need to moderate their positions.Both sides need to COMPROMISE, give and take, seek common ground for the good of our nation…RED AND BLUE NEEDS TO TURN PURPLE FOR OUR NATION TO GET BACK ON TRACK. Some of the right ideas are good as all some of the left…and the fact is I suspect most rightwingers and lefty’s know this as true…Politics is ruining our wonderful nation…IS it time for the MIDDLE MODERATE MAJORITY to form a third party????