Chris Romer is learning the cost of going negative in Denver. His 1,000 point TV advertisement attacking Michael Hancock has been nearly universally panned. It caused Gov. John Hickenlooper to demand the reference to him when mayor be removed.
Romer looked defensive when challenged by Hancock about it and appeared both cynical and deceptive when he grudgingly pulled it.
All in all, a poor performance.
It may have been campaigning by the book, and Romer does appear to be gaining, but the tone of his campaign is now his biggest liability.
See Denver Post article: Hancock, Romer argue over whether Hickenlooper asked that ad be pulled