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January 11, 2007

And Denver It Is

DailyKos and Western Democrat are both reporting that Howard Dean has selected Denver (over NYC) for the 2008 Democratic Convention.  This is great news. 

The netroots has been pushing for Denver to be selected so the Party can highlight the new kind of western, libertarian Democrats already in office in the Mountain West - Democrats like Jon Tester, Brian Schweitzer, Bill Ritter (new governor of Colorado), Ken Salazar and more.

This choice makes it clear that we as a Party are moving in a new direction, away from the money centers, back to the people.  It is likely to give a boost to those wonderful Mountain Western candidates who came very close to winning in November, candidates like Larry Grant, Peter Goldmark, and Gary Trauner (Wyoming).

Yeah, Dean.  Yeah, unions - for being flexible enough to allow this to work.  Yeah NYC money people -  for giving in to the better selection for our Party and our country. 

Posted by Lynn Allen on January 11, 2007 at 10:02 AM in Inside Baseball, National and International Politics, Strategery | Permalink

Comments

Denver's my old stompin' grounds, and is a GREAT city for this type of convention. I'm thrilled they made this decision!

Posted by: switzerblog | Jan 12, 2007 2:32:29 PM

Do we have to honor Ken Salazar? Other than caucusing with the Democrats, he's been pretty lame and quasi-Republican. I know he's better than Pete Coors, but if Colorado continues to trend blue, I think he's eventually going to be more of a liability to the party than anything.

Posted by: Rodney | Jan 15, 2007 9:24:44 AM

I was stretching on that one.

Posted by: Lynn | Jan 15, 2007 9:29:18 AM

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