Responding to questions about my report on @CynthiaHCoffman being pro-choice. I learned it via a source after my interview. I’ve asked Coffman’s campaign if she wants a correction. Her spokesperson says she does not.#copolitics
— Shaun Boyd (@CBS4Shaun) November 22, 2017
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.
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.