Stop what you’re doing and watch this bizarre video of Rep. Mike Coffman we were forwarded this morning. This unlisted video was apparently sent out in a fundraising email early this morning, and as of this writing has fewer than ten views.
If anyone on Mike Coffman’s team has an ounce of brain matter left in their heads, they’ll pull this video down before it gets any more. There’s something legitimately wrong with Coffman in this video that invites real questions about his…health, competence, something fundamental. Coffman slurs his words to an extent you can’t help but notice, at times becoming very difficult to clearly understand. At other times he’s sneering at the camera with a look so insincere we have to think it will be displayed in ad after ad this fall.
This is not just a bad on-camera performance. It can’t be dismissed as an amateur gaffe, not from one of the state’s longest-serving politicians. To say this should never have been released may honestly be an understatement. All politics aside, this video invites real questions about Coffman’s physical, or at least psychological, well-being.
Seriously, folks. Imagine if a video of Hillary Clinton slurring her speech like this had surfaced while the nation was fixated on her every sneeze?