Barry Noreen, the premiere columnist for the Colorado Springs Gazette, makes the point that as Gov. John Hickenlooper approaches the first anniversary of his election in November 2010, he would be unbeatable if he was on this year’s ballot.
I said: “He would be stronger than the first time because he was still the Denver mayor.”
Hickenlooper has not been as dramatic as New Jersey’s Gov. Christie in his first year, or even as ambitious as Gov. Owens back in 1999, but Hickenlooper has focused on the number one issue – jobs – and had some successes. He’s also maintained an independent and moderate political image, which is a valuable commodity in Colorado.
See Colorado Springs Gazette article: Noreen: Colorado is a Hickenlooper state so far