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February 07, 2006 09:00 AM UTC

The Why on the Hickenlooper Decision

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  • by: Colorado Pols

Mike Littwin of the Rocky Mountain News has a good look at why Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper decided not to run for governor:

For the past few weeks, John Hickenlooper had gone to bed each night thinking he would run for governor. I don’t know what happened overnight. I don’t want to know what happened overnight. There are some things about your mayor you shouldn’t know.

But Hickenlooper did reveal this: He would wake up each morning thinking he wouldn’t run. He called the news conference at noon.

The timing is important.

If it had been midnight, we might be having an entirely different conversation. Because, believe me, Hickenlooper wanted to run. The more he thought about it, the more he was sure he wanted to run. The more people he talked to about it, the more convinced he became that this was the perfect opportunity – the perfect person in the perfect year for a Democrat to win.

The more governors he contacted – and was there anyone he didn’t call? I kept waiting to hear Arnold was on the line – the more Hickenlooper became certain that the job was perfect for him. And yet, Hickenlooper walked out of City Hall on Monday to announce he hadn’t left the building – or wouldn’t be leaving it for long, anyway.

And now, Hickenlooper, who says he will be running for re-election as mayor, will spend the next however-many-years staring out his office window at the Capitol, wondering what might have been.

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5 thoughts on “The Why on the Hickenlooper Decision

  1. I agree. I haven’t been able to check out this site until just now but to me it was kinda like watching all the furor over the Broncos going all the way and when it ended, just silence.
    Weird.

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