Seriously, Is Mike Coffman Okay?

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?

25 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. unnamed says:

    Uh.  What the hell?  That was just fucking weird. 

  2. Pseudonymous says:

    The Gin Blossoms are one of my favorite 90s bands.

  3. mamajama55 says:

    His nose. I couldn't stop looking at the twin shiny spots on it. Doesn't anyone do hair and makeup before making digital ads? Is that an alkie nose?

    He could not sell a free lunch to a teacher (that's an easy sell, btw). He radiates insincerity and untrustworthiness. Something about the eyes not focusing together, the inappropriate grin, or having to constantly re-align his posture. Blehh.

  4. bullshit! says:

    Wow. When a family member shows up like this at Thanksgiving you check them into rehab.

  5. The realist says:

    He makes Lamborn look good. And another Doug — Dealin Doug!

  6. UglyAmerican says:

    It looks like a practice run with a new script that was never intended for release. I was going to suggest it was leaked out but it looks like it is on his campaign channel. Maybe. The Clintonesque biting of the lip is hilarious as an impression, but the whole thing is a train wreck.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      I am up for the "rehearsal from a teleprompter" explanation. How else does an incumbent of multiple terms with years of dialing for dollars become so hesitant in making his pitch?

      I'd probably add he doesn't seem to have the energy of some of his other clips. And the production values here are pretty bad, ranging from the lack of makeup showing the shine of the lights on his nose to the voice quality.

      But is it anything more?  I don't think so — check out another video from years ago, still up on the Coffman for Congress YouTube …

      Coffman for Congress, Published on Aug 17, 2010

  7. MADCO says:

    Is it a new rule that if you are going to run as a conservative you have to speak badly, off a bad script or is that just a Colorado thing?

     

    Will Ambien be putting out a denial?

  8. RepealAndReplace says:

    The 6th CD GOP had their chance with Powerful Pear but decided to stay with Shorter Coffman. Que sera, sera…..

  9. MichaelBowman says:

    It’s been almost 24 hours and our resident navel gazer hasn’t waded in to this partisan hell hole with his voice of reason. What’s up, Moddy? 

  10. Gilpin Guy says:

    I didn't think it was that bad.  He looked a little unsure but hit all the triumphant 'I'm a victim' points.  The thing is, this guy is hard to dislodge and he knows it.

  11. Powerful Pear says:

    Much to do about nothing…..I mean the video.

  12. Powerful Pear says:

    No hard feelings from whom? Me—no, Coffman—no, elite establishment swamp  creatures—yes. Group think is not easily challenged when you are in a bubble. Not unexpected, it will take time.

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