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October 09, 2020 12:30 PM UTC

Boebert Unites Colorado Media...Behind Her Opponent

  • by: Colorado Pols

It can be difficult to find common ground in today’s bitter political environment, but Republican Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert is proving to be a uniter in at least one sense: Colorado media outlets agree that she should absolutely not be elected to Congress.

Via The Durango Herald (10/9/20)

As the editorial board of The Durango Herald writes in its endorsement of Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush in CO-03:

Boebert has held no elective office, nor been a member of any city or county committee or panel. In response, she might say that raising with her husband their four boys, and going from a McDonald’s employee to small business owner, required full time attention and energy. She is 33 with a high school equivalency degree…

…Boebert’s ascendancy to Congressional candidate could be an example of what makes this country so special.

But the Herald’s editorial board believes experiences build on one another, that to expect to advocate for legislation in office building hallways, to participate in Congressional hearings, to go to the microphone in the House chamber, requires some time in community and state decision-making positions, even very local ones. A term on a school board can be a significant learning experience.

Boebert has had none of that while wanting to be one of Colorado’s seven House members (likely soon to be eight).

Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush

Colorado’s third congressional district has been a pretty safe Republican stronghold for the last decade; it is certainly not a foregone conclusion that the Democratic candidate for Congress would sweep up every newspaper endorsement in 2020. Mitsch Bush deserves plenty of credit for running a strong campaign for Congress in her second time around (DMB lost to incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton in 2018), but she’s had plenty of help from Boebert.

Mitsch Bush has thus far swept the relevant newspaper endorsements in CO-03: The Denver Post, The Pueblo Chieftain; and now The Durango Herald. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel did not make an official endorsement, but made it very clear in a recent editorial that Boebert is an unqualified mess. Boebert hasn’t helped her case by either refusing to meet with editorial boards or stonewalling them at every turn.

Boebert’s shtick as an angry mom with a gun was enough to vault her past Tipton in the June Primary, and she still has a chance to win in November thanks to the Republican tilt of the district overall. If Boebert does eke out a victory in CO-03, it will be in spite of herself; as these endorsements have shown, Boebert has failed to make an argument that she is anything more than the silly caricature she portrays.


11 thoughts on “Boebert Unites Colorado Media…Behind Her Opponent

  1. Well, we can at least be grateful to Qbert for one thing. She pried Tipton out of a seat I figured he could hold for as long as he wanted it. Now it’s up to Mitsch Bush to keep Qbert out of it.

    1. He's going to have a harder time getting it back.

      "Isn't he the guy that lost to the gun porn queen?  He must be a super, weak weenie to lose to her."

      1. And I think there may be a few other Republicans in Western and Southern Colorado and who think THEY could be a better candidate than either Tipton or Boebert.

        Just guessing …

  2. I have every hope Diane will win but I worry….we have far too many gun nuts and Trumpers in the 3rd CD.  Diane M. Bush needs to take a page out of Biden-Harris campaign and get on a bus tour of the 3rd CD!!!!


    1. Agreed, GG. DMB should be on a bus tour yesterday and through Nov. 3.

      The dead guvs are being charitable saying DMB is running a strong campaign. She's invisible. Some ad people are making bank by voluminous mailings, teevee spots are adequate. Small market radio ads, a must in 3rd District campaigns, is sparse at best. Yard signs are unavailable.

      If DMB somehow wins, which I pray happens, it'll be because QBert is that bad.


      1. Completely agree. Visibility is critical. I see Joe took my advice and did a train tour last week. DMB needs a tour…bus, motorcycle, horseback, helicopter…whatever.

  3. Well, there's always the C-Springs Gazette editorial board to provide a little cover, even though it's not in CD-3. I won't link to anything written in Wayne's World, but apparently he's got a little "schwing" for Samantha, and if you do choose to google this endorsement, do it some time after digesting your last meal.

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