Saturday, January 26, 2008

Last night 9News story on the upcoming February 5 Colorado Caucus:

And now this morning a story about the Colorado Caucus in the Rocky Mountain News!
Will wonders never cease? posted this comment:

I learned about the Colorado Caucus from my neighbor Lyle Lindesmith, who earned his living selling office supplies and taught thousands of us about our wonderful Colorado neighborhood system for nominating to the primary ballot. He taught me to love the system, what he believed was the best hope for the average, common person to serve in elected public office.

We became friends after I knocked on his door distributing literature, and I helped him put on what I think were the last two sessions he ever held of his Action Class in Practical Politics. A neighborhood activist named Jeanne Faatz attended one of those sessions, who writes about how she applied that information in this column. Thanks for the good memories, Lynn.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Denver Post started running a series of profiles of people in Denver who have volunteered their opinions of our Colorado Caucus. It's buried in the Online edition, here's a link to it:

This is a very strange way to cover this important story, in my opinion. What do you think? Go there and post your thoughts on how the Post is covering the story. I just posted this comment:

So far, this new feature misses the real story of the Colorado Caucus.

Featuring political newcomers and disgruntled old men is a very poor way to capture the true spirit and potential of our wonderful Colorado system for nominating to the primary ballot, in my opinion.

Would the Post cover the Rockies by writing about people who have never been to a baseball game, or who have grown to hate pro-sports? Tell us about the players and the coaches, not those cowering on the sidelines!

It has been said that democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner; liberty is a well armed lamb objecting to the vote. Colorado wolves would kill our wonderful Colorado Caucus; please, Denver Post, arm the lambs! Write about some of the True Caucus Heroes, not just the curious, the complainers, and the confused!