The Get More Smarter Show: June 9, 2016

This week on Get More Smarter: now with fewer glaring technical problems! Jason Bane and Alan Franklin discuss the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Bachelor star Ben Higgins, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s veep speculation, and more! Then stay tuned for an interview with former Chief of Staff for House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst Ian Silverii, now the executive director of ProgressNow Colorado.

Thanks for watching! To jump directly to the Silverii interview, click to 12:55 in the video above or click here.

If you missed the previous episode, featuring an extensive interview with Gov. John Hickenlooper, click here.

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
    Hooking up two boxcars and making 'em run right.
    Milk and honey, bread and butter, peas and rice.
    Hey that's nice!

  2. Arvadonian1Arvadonian1 says:

    Not sure that anyone outside of Colorado is discussing Hick as a potential VP.  Today's WaPo has a pretty extensive summary of potential VP picks for both Hillary (27 names) and Trump (35 names) and the only Colorado name on that made the cut is Ken Salazar.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/vice-presidential-candidate-finder/democratic/

     

    • flatiron says:

      Salazar backed the XL pipeline. That will earn a Bernie Veto. Plus Hillary will go for someone under 60.

      • VoyageurVoyageur says:

        Bernie doesn't get a veto and a hispanic would be great.  But the age thing, yeah, a problem.  

        • BlueCatBlueCat says:

          And the fact that Salazar is to HRC's right. The last thing she, a centrist candidate, needs is a Conservadem.

          I like Salazar. I voted for Salazar. He was a great statewide candidate for Colorado in the political landscape in which Dems were finding their way at the time. That time is past. HRC needs someone younger and at least center left, certainly not center right. Nobody anywhere near the right is going to vote for HRC. Why the hell bother?

          What we need is for Bernie's voters to join up. Salazar does nothing for us there. He's also all wrong for the attack dog duties of a running mate and a less inspiring speaker would be hard to find. When he ran for the Senate nomination even we Salazar delegates had to admit Mike Miles had it all over Salazar as an inspiring speaker. 

          No Salazar. No Hick. Is anyone outside of Colorado taking either of these guys seriously as VP material? 

          • Arvadonian1Arvadonian1 says:

            No.  No one is taking either of them seriously as VP pics outside the state (and most inside the state aren't either).

            Salazar's future in politics, if he want's one, is likely to attempt to succeed Hick as Governor.

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