The View From 30,000 Feet Is…Fuzzy

Above you can see an image forwarded to us today that depicts the MSNBC cable news network attempting to explain the dynamics of Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary to their audience. But as our readers should be able to quickly see, there are a few problems:

  1. None of these men are running for the U.S. Senate in Iowa.
  2. The second photo is not Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Mike Johnston.
  3. No one named Mike Johnson is running for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat.
  4. The depicted Mike Johnson is a member of Congress in Louisiana.
  5. Rep. Mike Johnson is a hard-right Republican.

On the upside, MSNBC did get the poll numbers right. And from their lofty perches that might be the whole story.


19 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. kwtreemamajama55 says:

    The poll numbers should be taken with a shaker of salt, too, because they came from a push poll commissioned by people pushing Hick to run for Senate. The prior “poll” never dared to show its face in public. 

    The PPP / 314 Action poll asked questions something like: 

    Now that you know John Hickenlooper is a fearless climate leader, are you more or less likely to vote for him?

    Fuzzy, indeed.


  2. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    MJ prefers one of the lefties, or left leaners, like Trish Zornio, Diane Bray, Ellen Burnes, Lorena Garcia, John Walsh, Alice Madden, Andrew Romanoff. Of course, none have a snowball's chance in a hot sauna of winning the nomination now that Hick is likely getting into the race..

    • kwtreemamajama55 says:

      Of course I do. ..and I’ll return the favor, to tell you what you prefer and what you want, CHB. Since mind reading is on the agenda now. 

      You’d really prefer to vote for the Republican in the race, to stay loyal to your chosen party – but Gardner is too much of a snake to stomach, and bad on public lands, which you do care about. So you’ll vote “Republican Lite”, I.e., John Hickenlooper. As will I if he’s the nominee. But I will work hard to make sure that Colorado voters have better choices. 

      • VoyageurVoyageur says:

        Well, MJ, you've already driven the bastard's margin down to 51 percent!   Hit him one more time with a smear like Joe Salazar's and he'll win by acclamation.

        • Conserv. Head Banger says:

          Actually, MJ, I've never indicated much at all about who I prefer in the Senate race other than I like Hickenlooper. But he's not in the race yet. You, on the other hand, have made your preferences clear in numerous posts; the further left, the better.

          Have a pleasant, late summer, day.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      CHB, conoces la Pamposa demasiado bien.

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    The moral of the story being . . . 

    . . . the further away you are from Hickenlooper, the better he looks?

    . . . or, Iowans must have thought this through, and they really love them some fracktails?  (. . . probably from a pineapple, or with a little parasol, or something . . .)

    Joni Ernst better watch out!

  4. Nasty WomanNasty Woman says:

    Sometimes the time zone is shown on maps.  Sometimes there is NYC, Hudson River then . . .

  5. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    How did the poll morph into a "Denver Post Poll"?? The DP story said

    The poll was conducted July 25-28 by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, which has a B+ pollster rating from FiveThirtyEight. The poll was conducted on behalf of a national Democratic group involved in Senate races.

  6. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    Why Hick could well decline the Senate race. Because that leaves him open to be picked as V.P. If he’s running with the Senate so critical, no way he’s picked.

    With that said, he’s a lousy choice for V.P. As his efforts so far have shown, he doesn’t resonate with voters. He won’t help win.

  7. ParkHill says:

    Hick is probably a better cabinet head – one of the science-y departments.

    2020 is a turnout election, which is all we need in Colorado for any democrat to win. Name recognition is the next most important thing.

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