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An hour after she gave a speech calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, Sarah Palin was only halfway across the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Denver, mobbed by many of the more than 3,000 attendees of the fifth annual Western Conservative Summit there. Walled-in by recording cell phones, tablets, and long-lens cameras, Palin gave an endless series of sometimes repeat hugs, smiled for the cameras, and thanked those around her for “having her back.”
At 45 years old, Kopp’s not only the youngest man duking it out in the four-way GOP gubernatorial primary, he’s also the most plugged-in digitally. He’s the only candidate with an Instagram, for example.
DENVER -- Liberty, moral truth, limited government, free enterprise -- and young conservatives. Yes, right-thinking youth, Republicans who know about Instagram. #noway! #whoknew?
Depending on what website you first saw the weekend news about Dick Wadhams’ new job, the former Colorado Republican Party chief is either a genius political puppet master/kingmaker or a bumbling GOP operative who badly botched the last few races in his home state.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck got creamed on the numbers this week. He drew $40,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to GOP frontrunner Jane Norton's $550,000 haul. Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet pulled in a cool $1.1 million. "That's today's story," said Buck campaign manager Walt Klein.