For Obama and Democrats, Colorado Becomes Less
The state embodies the uneasiness spreading throughout Democratic ranks as Obama struggles with major challenges and the 2010 midterm elections approach.
Today, the energy that powered Obama to victory has begun to dissipate. Some of his supporters remain on the sidelines; others are, if not disillusioned, questioning what has happened to his presidency. As they look toward 2010, Democrats are nervous. Gov. Bill Ritter, appointed Sen. Michael F. Bennet and at least one Democratic member of the House will probably face difficult election campaigns next year.
Roy Romer, a former Democratic governor, called the state of play “very much tougher” for Obama and the Democrats than it was a year ago. “The slippage is there, and it’s because things are tough and solutions aren’t easy, and they [voters] don’t see progress toward solutions,” he said.
“The political environment is tough for Democrats, tough for incumbents, tough for all politicians,” Mike Stratton, a veteran Democratic strategist based in Denver, said a few days ago.
Don’t feel alone Colorado as I’m sure there are many States that feel the same as you do about Obama’s performance as president. He had all the answers back during the campaign and in his big speeches that someone wrote for him and after ellected, Obama has done nothing that has work to make Americans lives better. He will not stop spending, he will not stop the corruption in government such as ACORN. Obama will not listen to Americans, we don’t want a socialist government! We don’t want government ran healthcare. Yes the democrats will have many problems in 2010!