Politico, the nation’s leading political blog, describes the Democrats’ problems as 2010 begins. “Democrats were most optimistic about the political shift in the Mountain West, but Democrats’ gains are now under siege, and the region is a central battleground this year.”
The administration’s problem in Colorado is based on their message and agenda. It has been clear the last year that Obama’s policy strategy, summed up by Rahm Emanuel, as using the economic crisis to push the entire Democrat agenda has created problems in Colorado.
“The argument that Obama moves too fast, too much, too expensive has been very effective here,” said Floyd Ciruli, a Denver-based pollster.