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May 12, 2011 07:24 AM UTC

You Can't Be A Winner Without Some Losers

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  • by: EDat5284

Former Mayoral Candidates Spahn and Mejia have each take prominent roles in Chris Romer’s Campaign. I’m excited about this. I think both former candidates are incredibly bright, and will offer Romer terrific counsel. Team Hancock: they don’t agree.

Yesterday, prominent Hancock surrogate Terrance Carrol told Fox 31 reporter Eli Stokols: “You’re letting people who couldn’t even win their own campaign run yours.”

(http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-spahn-mejia-already-influencing-romer-on-policy-20110510,0,6281068.story)

I wonder if this comment applies exclusively to Spahn and Mejia, or their staffs, volunteers, and tireless supporters as well?  

If so, apparently the All in We Are All Denver doesn’t apply to those associated with Mejia or Spahn in the first round… The Hancock campaign isn’t interested in earning the support of the 45% of Denver voters who voted for someone other than Romer or Hancock last week? I wonder how they plan on winning w/o some of those losers?

I wish I had details on the talks between the winners and the losers, b/c they undoubtedly decided who the loser candidates chose to endorse. Especially in the case of Mejia. I (along with a lot people on here) assumed Team Mejia would throw their support behind Hancock.

But they didn’t, they picked Romer, and I continue to wonder why. Maybe it’s b/c Team Romer was genuinely interested in their input and ideas.

To balance the budget, and put people back to work we’re going to need all of the candidate’s ideas – even the ones Team Hancock thinks are losers.

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3 thoughts on “You Can’t Be A Winner Without Some Losers

  1. I don’t think it’s as far reaching as you’re making it, but it will definitely be some bulletin board material for the newly Romerized Mejia staffers.

  2. Terrance pointed out, entirely correctly, that Spahn and Mejia didn’t win. They didn’t. No two ways about it. How would you put it? They won, but not as much as others? Should they get a participation ribbon so they don’t feel bad?

    News flash: they both know full well they aren’t in the runoff. You don’t need to pretend otherwise.

    But it’s you who is calling them losers — a word the former Speaker never uttered. It’s alarming that you,  a prominent Romer surrogage, turn a basic statement of fact into an insult.

  3. RG is right, a win is a win, but as I’ve pointed out before, neither Romer or Hancock had spectacular wins. So whatevah, Terrance.

    If I were a Linkhart supporter I’d be a little put out.

    It also says something unpleasant about Hancock. We had a pretty decent mash of candidates, known and unknown prior. Lots of good ideas. I think it’s a shame to do the ha-ha-fuckers thing to the losers and plow ahead. When you hear a good idea and it can be presented in a way that convinces you, why wouldn’t you use it?

    Spahn and Mejia impressed me. I hope Romer truly has the maturity to follow through with their good plans and advice.

    Peckman said something to me at the Mejia election night party. The gist was that not using great ideas from other cities is silly. If we can make Denver a better place, pride shouldn’t keep anything off the table.

    So slow clap for Terrance and, by extension,  Hancock.

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