A crowd of about 1,500 people filled a gymnasium at a Denver Public charter school last night, to hear former President Bill Clinton speak. Clinton urged the group to vote for Senator Michael Bennet, who is facing a tough campaign to keep his senate seat. Clinton is stumping for Democrats in close races across the country. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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2 Responses to Clinton Stumps for Bennet

  1. Did Bill Clinton “really” endorse Romanoff? Or “just appear to”.

    “Clinton had sent ripples through the Colorado Democratic Party over the summer by sending out an endorsement letter for Bennet rival Andrew Romanoff”. Clinton’s endorsement letter was about all Clinton did for Romanoff. There was probably a reason for it. Romanoff backed Clinton’s wife, so Big Bill had to be seen as helping Romanoff.

    SO, why did Bill Clinton bother to endorse Andrew Romanoff in the first place IF HE Wasn’t Going To Make Campaign Appearances for Romanoff? He has traveled all over making appearances for ConservaDems with multiple appearances for Senator Blanch Lincoln in Arkansas and against the more progressive Halter.

    Perhaps “Appearances are everything” when your purpose is to keep the US Senate as ConservaDem as possible, and the place where progressive legislation goes to die. Romanoff wasn’t wanted by the Washington Establishment because he is A LOT more progressive than Michael Bennet.

    Wanting an Honest Primary in 2012 is not a grudge thing. A protest vote against a Stolen Primary is an honorable and legal vote. Questionable Romanoff supporters like Clinton can continue to disparage us but the facts show that Democratic President Obama, with the assistance of the DNC, DSCC and Organizing for America, Stole our Colorado Democratic Senate Primary.

    Get the facts at http://Ang­­ryVoters.­o­rg

    A Protest Vote will help keep Washington Democrats from stealing our primary again.

    WRITE-IN “Romanoff” or LEAVE THE SPACE “BLANK”

    http://www­­.denverpo­s­t.com/po­li­tics/ci­_16­373126

  2. To those that say our Colorado Democratic Primary was not stolen, we offer the following evidence:

    Gov. Ritter appointed Bennet even though none of the recommendation emails that Ritter asked for mentioned Bennet even once. The Denver Post said that the Obama White House pressured Ritter to appoint Bennet.

    Prior to our primary vote:
    Obama endorsed Bennet prior to our Caucus, County Assemblies or Primary vote.
    Obama directly raised Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for Bennet in Denver.
    Obama Personally Campaigned for Bennet in Colorado and elsewhere.
    Obama caused 460,000 Robo-Calls to be placed to Corado Dems with his endorsement.
    Obama Joined a 20,000+ telephone conference call to Colorado Dems with his endorsement.
    Obama caused thousands of Telemarketing Calls to be made to Colorado Dems From Washington DC, just prior to the Primary on Aug. 10.

    Our corrupt State Democratic Party leaders allowed OFA to officially organize for Bennet and do it out of the State Democratic Party offices.

    The DNC and DSCC gave all their Colorado Senate race money to Bennet, thus financially handicapping Romanoff and removing him from prime individual donor lists and preferential media treatment,

    A huge Breach Of Trust With Rank & File Colorado Dems.

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