Saturday, September 19, 2015

Why March?

"(A GOP) “brokered” convention in Cleveland in July 2016 is a very real possibility, where no single candidate has a majority of the delegates’ votes heading into the convention. In such a situation, each state’s delegation to the convention becomes extremely important. For Colorado, the No. 4 swing state in the nation, our importance in this convention cannot be overstated."

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stop the Colorado Caucus killers!

"Why is the Colorado Caucus withering? First, because the legislature, in an ineffectual grab for national headlines, created a meaningless presidential primary that eliminated the headline race that once inspired much caucus activism. Second, because we're all getting good at sitting on the sidelines."

The late Sue O'brien
Editorial Page Editor of The Denver Post
October 2002 (see complete editorial in previous post here.)

Sue O'brien was a long time political veteran and could clearly see the great value of our neighborhood caucus-assembly system for nominating to the primary ballot.

Those the Denver Post have writing about it now have never been to one. So they are easily swayed by the 40-city propaganda tour that just launch over the weekend on the western slope at a meeting of Club 20.

The rich and powerful for the most part hate the Colorado Caucus. It gets in the way of their plans to make us "Better Colorado."

I'll be posting here over the next few days as I talk with people about what needs to be done to fight this current attack. Is it time to resurrect Save the Caucus?

Save the Caucus was formed in 2002 to fend off a similar attack, and because of the efforts of a few good people like Ruth Pendergast Amendment 29 which would have killed the caucus was beat 60% to 40% despite being outspent 1400 to 1.

Watch here for more in the next few days, and check out Colorado Caucus News.

John Wren
Denver voter since 1968.

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The caucus-killers launch attack

Club 20 pitches ideas to Western Slope conservatives during event - The Denver Post

I just posted this comment:

"Better Colorado" wants unaffiliated voters to choose candidates for political parties. That would be an effective way to kill the Colorado Caucus.

This 40-city tour is really helping Colorado or is just an exercise in propaganda by rich and powerful political manipulators and their dupes, in my opinion. Clearly one of their objectives is to kill the Colorado Caucus. More in a few minutes 

It is unlikely the Denver Post will keep my comment up. I hope you will go there via the above link and express your opinion on this 40-city tour put on the the rich and powerful, does it seem to you it's a wonderful act of good citizenship or is it an effort to manipulate and control the voters of Colorado?

More from me here on this blog momentarily, much more over the next few days.

John Wren
Voter in Denver, Colorado since 1968.
Currently registered Unaffiliated. Previously registered as a Democrat.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Show your colors for the Colorado Caucus!

Our Colorado Caucus is the best chance the common person has of serving in elected public office.

That's one of the reasons so many rich and powerful people would like to kill the caucus.

Show your colors for the best chance the common person has to serve in elected public office. 

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