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October 18, 2007 04:37 PM UTC

Rayburn for president? His plans: 5th CD in 2008, U.S. Senate in 2010, followed by presidency

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Bentley Rayburn’s plans, by his own admissions to Ed Sealover in the Gazette, is to never own a house in Colorado, not just the 5th CD.  He plans on being a renter, a tenant.

But, the tenancy Rayburn really does seem to like is as the occupant of the White House. What are the implications to the 5th CD in the near term of Rayburn’s political stepping stone plans?

It is simply unwise to think of electing a man as the 5th CD’s Congressman who doesn’t want the job for keeps, but only temporarily, and who, IF his plans are fulfilled, means we are only deferring for a couple years going through this same process of electing a new 5th CD Congressman to replace Rayburn after having dumped Lamborn. [Heaven forbid, we get Lamborn back after Rayburn bails from Congress for the Senate, but, that is a real risk to the 5th CD.]

Rayburn’s pretentions, if not his ego, for a presidential run were evident in his theme song, “Hail to the Chief” he apparently chose, for his walk to the podium in his accouncement celebration two weeks ago of his run for the 5th CD.

Sadly, we’ve known Rayburn doesn’t want to be a Congressman but a Senator [who at least yielded to Schaffer for the 2008 run] and that the 5th CD is his stepping stone, but, Rayburn appears to have aspirations of going beyond being a U.S. Senator to being the ultimate general as Commander-in-Chief.

The carpetbagging elements of Rayburn’s 5th CD race in 2006 and 2008 are bad enough, but, at least if he were to have won, a pledge that he wanted to keep the office would have been nice.  But, not owning a home in Colorado certainly makes it easier not to make such a pledge.  And, why buy a home, when the Senate and the Presidency beckon?

The upshot of it all is that electing Rayburn in 2008 is merely electing a placeholder, not just a carpetbagger, who sees no need to own a home any place in Colorado. 

If Rayburn bought a substantial home in Colorado before the February 2008 caucus, would that materially help overcome his status as a carptebagger?

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4 thoughts on “Rayburn for president? His plans: 5th CD in 2008, U.S. Senate in 2010, followed by presidency

  1. the District is better off with a citizen-politician than a professional politician. 

    That’s why Joel Hefley signed a Term-Limit pledge, before he violated it. 

    I think the founding fathers, and many others,
    strongly disagree with you on this.

  2. but I believe that he wants something much higher than Congressman also.  First we will have to see what the other 430 congressmen think of their “leader” if he ever gets that far.  My guess is that Rayburn would get a quick slap in the face reality check if elected when he discovers the other congressmen want to work with him not for him.

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