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September 30, 2021 11:14 am MST

What Does Heidi Ganahl Stand For? Lorem Ipsum!

  • by: Colorado Pols

UPDATE: Ganahl’s campaign seems to have fixed its problem, though they could still use some words for their “Issues” section:

It’s been two weeks since the launch of Republican University of Colorado Regent Heidi Ganahl’s campaign for governor, which both sides of the aisle agree with unusual frankness did not go well. After a decidedly uninspiring kickoff event literally held at a venue featured in a Cory Gardner campaign ad a year before, Ganahl’s mishandling of repeated questions about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election sent her campaign into something of a messaging tailspin. Ganahl’s sparsely-attended “launch tour” in a used RV did little to improve the impression of a poorly executed rollout, and since that ended without fanfare Ganahl’s campaign has been mostly quiet.

In the meantime, voters in Colorado are left to gather what limited information they can about Ganahl via the campaign’s website. Ganahl’s site contains no mention of the word “Republican” but does briefly touch on Ganahl’s work at the University of Colorado to support “free speech” and “diversity,” without getting into the messy details about former CU visiting professor John Eastman’s freedom to plot coups–or “diversity” in this case pertaining strictly to CU’s “conservative affirmative action” policy.

As it turns out, there is a publicly viewable “Issues” page on Ganahl’s website! This is where voters would logically proceed to learn more about Ganahl’s actual agenda were she to become Colorado’s next governor. Unfortunately, as of this writing Ganahl’s “Issues” page isn’t much help either:

And no, it doesn’t make any sense in Latin either so don’t bother. “Lorem ipsum,” for those who don’t do design work, is filler text to stand in for the actual content of a web page or other document in the design process. In the context of Ganahl’s low-information high-slogan campaign launch, however, this obviously unfinished but very important component of Ganahl’s website being publicly visible is an incredibly delicious form of irony.

For candidates worth supporting, the “Issues” page is not an afterthought.

It comes first.


17 thoughts on “What Does Heidi Ganahl Stand For? Lorem Ipsum!

    1. You mean extra cray cray Michelle Bachmann from Minnesota ? The one that said Gardasil can cause mental retardation ?  Gee, I wonder what kind of brilliant right wing ideas gave rise to our current antivaxxer movement.

  1. In my 26 years of building websites I have learned that "CEOs" never look beyond the homepage.

    However, "VPs of Marketing" usually do.
    So, either:
    1. Heidi's staffer in charge is incompetent.
    2. The webmaster has not been paid.

  2. Maybe . . .

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas feugiat consequat diam. Maecenas metus. Vivamus diam purus, cursus a, commodo non, facilisis vitae, nulla. Aenean dictum lacinia tortor. Nunc iaculis, nibh non iaculis aliquam, orci felis euismod neque, sed ornare massa mauris sed velit. Nulla pretium mi et risus. Fusce mi pede, tempor id, cursus ac, ullamcorper nec, enim. Sed tortor. Curabitur molestie. Duis velit augue, condimentum at, ultrices a, luctus ut, orci. Donec pellentesque egestas eros. Integer cursus, augue in cursus faucibus, eros pede bibendum sem, in tempus tellus justo quis ligula. Etiam eget tortor. Vestibulum rutrum, est ut placerat elementum, lectus nisl aliquam velit, tempor aliquam eros nunc nonummy metus. In eros metus, gravida a, gravida sed, lobortis id, turpis. Ut ultrices, ipsum at venenatis fringilla, sem nulla lacinia tellus, eget aliquet turpis mauris non enim. Nam turpis. Suspendisse lacinia. Curabitur ac tortor ut ipsum egestas elementum. Nunc imperdiet gravida mauris.

    . . . you’re just not part of that all-important “intended audience”?!!!

    1. If you don't wear a long black cowl with a rope for a belt, you are not the intended audience. Heidi corners the Benedictine vote with this one though. Take that Polis !!!

      1. There is St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass and a couple convents of Benedictine nuns in Colorado. Doubt there are many votes there, especially with the fall-off in vocations in the past 50 years.

        I agree that it doesn’t make much sense. But, my retained high school Latin textbooks contain Cicero (jr. year) and Virgil (sr. year). I also have my Liber Usualis from Benedictine seminary days. But that is a book of hymns and offices.

          1. Yes. Freshman year of high school, in a Benedictine abbey back east.

            The 55+ years of hindsight say now that it may not have been the best decision I could have made. But all young Catholic boys were supposed to aspire for the priesthood and young girls were to aspire to become nuns.

            1. I bet it was an enriching experience nonetheless. I attended and graduated from a Catholic high school back east in Arlington, VA. Yes, they were very strict but the education was excellent. 

              1. There was enrichment and good moral education from the Catholic system. The wheels eventually come off the Catholic way for a variety of reasons, but certainly when students hit puberty and the church’s attitudes about the role of women come into play.

                My eyes began to open in the Catholic, secular, high school and became fully open at the Catholic college I graduated from. I started college a couple of years before it instituted a Core curriculum. So I had to take four semesters of philosophy and four of theology to graduate. Philosophy was OK. Three of the four theology courses were the hard-core and boring “the Bible is the word of God” stuff. I still have my bible from the coursework.

                The fourth theology course I took was taught by the very conservative priest who was the vice-president of the college and chair of the Department of Economics. He tossed his personal beliefs out the window and taught a course in 3rd World Liberation Theology. I didn’t agree with everything, but it certainly was enlightening.

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