This is a Colorado political focus post.
Are the (P)regressives forming a circular firing squad? Maybe, if the crime issue plays a large part in the midterm elections.
In 2000 Colorado went hard blue. Governor and every cabinet level elective office are now held by the (D) mob. Adding one Congressional seat and the re-election of the least effective US Senator in recent memory plus a super majority in the State House and a one vote edge in the State Senate gave the (P)regressives everything they could hope for.
GOP? The strong coalition of “go along get along” traditional hacks, never Trumpers, and those too genteel to fight dirty were of little hindrance. They have their own “issues”.
Only in CO 3 was there a rumble with pistol packing Lauren Boebert from Rifle first kicking a traditional Republican to the curb in the primary and a ski town trust fund snot in the general election.
The last census gives Colorado another Congresscritter and the redistricting map is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court for approval. The pundits all seem to agree it will be approved.
My opinion of the redistricting? Overall, decent. While I’m not too happy to see the county I live in carved up the overall state wide alignments seem balanced.
Getting back to the blog title, is there hope for change? Former Democrats, such as myself, are turned off by the (P)regressives. I know lifelong Republicans that have dropped their party affiliation. Will enough independent voters be enough to kick out the both the radicals and the meatheads? Is there hope level headed centrists can be elected? Perhaps the midterm elections will show the way.