UPDATE: File this under “effusive praise.”
— Esteban L. Hernandez (@EstebanHRZ) July 12, 2018
A Tweet from conservative radio host Stefan Tubbs that got our attention yesterday:
“[@WalkerStapleton] is a great, common sense leader for Colorado. He’s smart and he listens.” – @LangSias on @710KNUS (named today as Lt Gov running mate)
Stapleton: in touch with the White House & “schedule-permitting” .@realDonaldTrump will come to state to stump. #copolitics
— The Steffan Tubbs Show🇺🇸🎙🎧 (@TubbsShow) July 11, 2018
The decision to welcome President Donald Trump’s help on the campaign trail this fall is significant in a number of ways, many of which have nothing to do with any boost Walker Stapleton might receive from a Trump visit to Colorado. Setting aside whether Trump would be helpful for Stapleton’s own campaign, which is certainly debatable, other Colorado Republicans like Rep. Mike Coffman would face a perilous choice–to be seen on the same stage as Trump with all the baggage that comes with, or anger the Republican faithful whose support Coffman still requires to keep his seat by dissing the President.
As of this writing, we’d say Democrats should be helping Stapleton book the event! Preferably with a large space out front for the welcoming committee.