Congratulations to Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen for a tough editorial taking on the advertising in the Colorado Springs’ run off mayoral election.
Colorado Springs first mayoral election after creating a new strong mayor position, at least partially modeled after Denver’s system, pits a rare Colorado Springs liberal Richard Skorman against a more conventional conservative businessman. Skorman, in a preemptive attack, runs an ad claiming Steve Bach is a developer responsible for all the evils liberals and environmentalists dislike.
Laugesen believes it is a distortion and hammers it. Skorman writes a response effectively making his case. Whether the editorial restrains the next wave of campaign advertising remains to be seen.