Editorials

An inspiration through the ages

The Colorado Statesman

Friendships that have withstood the test of time are truly special, particularly if they have survived the political arena and all the challenges that entails. When I look back at longtime friendships made over the years, I am often amazed that most are still intact, especially since part of my job consists of writing about political people who have also become personal friends.

Statesman cover: foul play or a good call?

The Colorado Statesman

Clever. Or contemptible? We’ve been called both this week, and while we gladly accept kudos for what we thought was an eye catching and fun interpretation of the upcoming 2013 legislative session on the front page of our Jan. 11 issue, not everyone agreed.

Well, one person complained, but more on that later.

Big wins for Romney, University of Denver

The Colorado Statesman

Whether you personally attended the first presidential debate at the University of Denver or watched it on television Wednesday night along with 67 million-plus others, no doubt you came away with distinct impressions. Almost everyone we talked to afterwards — Republicans, Unaffiliateds, even diehard Democratic stalwarts — conceded the first debate victory to Mitt Romney.

Guess who's coming to dinner

The Colorado Statesman

If there are any lingering doubts about Colorado’s elevated role in this year’s elections, consider the shining line-up of political stars who have recently illuminated our political landscape: first and foremost, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republicans’ likely standard bearer for president; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Ohio Sen.

No rest for the wicked (or for politicos)

The Colorado Statesman

Now that the major parties’ state assemblies and conventions have come and gone, a shade of normalcy has finally transcended over our office this last week of April.

Scott Gessler, in his own words...

The Colorado Statesman

Secretary of State Scott Gessler is clearly no stranger to publicity. Even before being sworn into office in January of 2011, his name was familiar in political circles. The Democrats had Mark Grueskin as their top election law guru, Republicans in the state usually turned to their own cadre of leading experts, with Gessler at or near the top of their list. There were plenty of stories over the years which showcased Gessler’s ties to Republicans and the political organizations they formed to advance their causes.

You're born, you get married, you die...

The Colorado Statesman

Please don’t construe the headline on this article as a necessarily glum and fatalistic commentary on the stages of life. It isn’t meant to be. It’s just that it sums up three events that have recently occured (or will occur, in one instance) and which show us the differing points in life that we’re experiencing aside from all the politics.

Let’s begin, naturally, at the beginning: the first stage of life.

Maes picks former Democrat, Trial Lawyers Association member for LG

Tambor Williams is running mate. ...And what about Ted Harvey, Tom T.'s choice to replace Maes?

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Gotcha.

We admit the headline over this week’s column might be a tad on the sensational side, but it is also true.

Tambor Williams, selected by Republican Party gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes this week to be his running mate, is indeed a former Democrat and at one time was a member of the more politically liberal Trial Lawyers Association in Colorado.

Major GOP players line up behind Hick

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The cat is out of the bag. Or stated in more politically correct terminology, the elephant (or elephants plural) have left the herd.

These Aurora precinct caucuses bucked tradition

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

“Buck” seemed to be the operative word at Lansing Elementary School in Aurora Tuesday night when Republicans from several precincts met for their biennial caucuses.