Cynthia Coffman’s Campaign Completely Off the Rails

Earlier this week we wrote about the unmitigated disaster that is Republican Cynthia Coffman’s campaign for Governor. Somehow things seem to have gotten even worse just since Monday:

This Tweet today from CBS4 Denver reporter Shaun Boyd seems to confirm — in a really strange way — that Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is, in fact, pro-choice on the issue of abortion. We probably don’t need to tell you that this is not going to help Coffman make it through a crowded Republican Primary next year.

At Least She’s Not Your Train Conductor

The fact that Coffman’s position on abortion would be revealed in this manner is another sign of a gubernatorial campaign that has been completely off the rails since day one. Just last week, a spokesperson for Coffman’s campaign told Joey Bunch of the Colorado Springs Gazette that Coffman would discuss her position on abortion at a later date, or “when the time’s right.” The “right time” in this case appears to be in response to a Tweet from a local reporter. That’s not good.

That Coffman is so woefully unprepared to deal with pretty standard and predictable questions is an ominous sign for her campaign’s future. Coffman’s camp (to the extent to which one exists) can’t even figure out how to answer the question of whether or not they have a campaign manager in place, and here they are flubbing answers to the most basic of conservative questions.

Coffman just isn’t ready to run a real campaign for Governor, and she only has a few more weeks to figure this out before she gets steamrolled by the inertia of better-organized Republicans.

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    I see what you are doing here!

    It's a big fat nothing-burger!

    It's a hit piece!

    Brauchler '18  Coffman 18

    Stay the course, General Coffman. Some day they will thank you.

  2. RepealAndReplace says:

    As for Cynthia being pro-choice……..

    Calling it a deal breaker for her campaign may be a bit premature.

    It certainly doesn't help with most of the GOP voters.

    But – and this is a big but – if there are enough Republicans in the gubernatorial race who make it onto the primary ballot (four or more), and if Cynthia can corral all of the moderates, and if she can keep Tank under 25% with the other candidates (Stapleton, Mitt Romney's nephew, Victor Mitchell) splitting the rest, she could win the nomination with a quarter of the vote.

    Then things get really interesting because the wing nuts would have to decide whether to vote for a pro-choice Republicans or an openly-gay Democrat. Maybe Tank can keep the Constitution Party option available.

    Granted, it's unlikely to play out that way but stranger things have been known to happen.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      You gotta admit, there is a voting bloc that will be hers, as no one else will be representing them.

      Just how many single issue, pro-choice, pro-Coffman voters will there be in a Republican primary? And will they all sign petitions for her first, insuring she actually gets to the primary?

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      I look forward to the day when Republicans can be, and mostly are, pro-choice . . .

      . . . when the first and last  “litmus test” for a candidacy in either party is the upholding of the Constitution, 

      . . . and when the Tancredos of this world have slipped into oblivion, are largely forgotten, and are remembered only as footnotes to a sad chapter in our American history.  

  3. unnamed says:

    She's rolling off the rails on a crazy train.

  4. Davie says:

    And now Cynthia Coffman can add incompetence to her AG record as well — likely costing Colorado taxpayers millions, after taking a "Gimme" case from former AG Suthers and turning it into a farce:

    "Judge rips Colorado AG’s case against foreclosure giant as “groundless and frivolous,” orders state to pay attorneys’ fees"

    The Colorado attorney general’s office was so haphazard and reckless in its failed pursuit to prove former foreclosure king Larry Castle and his law firm had defrauded thousands of consumers that a judge has ordered it to pay his attorneys’ tab – an amount that easily could toll into the millions of dollars.

    The trial’s outcome was unexpected in light of a $10 million settlement state prosecutors made in July 2014 with Castle’s biggest competitor, Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, who they sued at the same time for similar alleged infractions. The Aronowitz firm closed and later agreed to pay about $2.5 million more to affected homeowners who sued in a separate class-action case.

    It also ran against several other settlements the AG’s office made with six other foreclosure law firms, though not as pricey, with each accused of padding billings and profiteering from a foreclosure system that logged unprecedented volume.

    And rather than have an accountant bolster kick-back allegations that Hoffman said the state “may well have been able to prove,” the AG lawyers instead “were busy talking about million-dollar houses, condos in Costa Rica, and prices some government officials in their wisdom think were just too high,” he wrote.

    “This may have been perfect PR, but it was lousy litigation,” Hoffman wrote.

    That's the problem with focusing on highly politicized cases and internal GOP battles (the OutHouse affair)

  5. spaceman65 says:

    Is there anything about Cynthia Coffman that is not off the rails?  


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