Friday, July 30, 2010

Kicking out Dick?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM

"In five short months Dick Wadhams has taken Colorado from a likely Republican win in 2010 to a likely loss that threatens the future of the GOP."

  • Dick.
So says a new Web site, In case you're wondering, Dick Wadhams is the chair of Colorado's Republican party.

Lately, Dick has been taking a lot of heat — with some blaming him for the collapse of Republican candidates in the state.

The gubernatorial race is the most messy for Republicans, with Dan Maes caught in a campaign finance scandal, Scott McInnis caught in a plagiarism scandal, and loud-mouthed, anti-immigration political spitfire Tom Tancredo entering the race on a third-party ticket (and probably splitting the conservative vote).

If this disaster weren't hogging the headlines, Ken Buck might be getting a little more attention. The front-running Republican candidate for U.S. Senate has been assailed for saying he deserves votes because doesn't "wear high heels" — a comment he made after his competitor, Jane Norton, questioned his manhood. He's also made repeated disparaging remarks about the tea party, the group that first supported him.

Now, some would say that this circus isn't Dick's fault. However, others — including the new Web site — don't think Dick has helped anything. And they might have a point.

Recently, Dick was called out by Tancredo and a radio host for apparently calling McInnis "untrustworthy" and Maes "a joke" in private conversations. He loudly denied the identical allegations made by both men.

Anyways, the new Web site is advocating that Colorado Republicans hire a new leader. Apparently, Dick isn't too happy about all this chatter. The Denver Post's Curtis Hubbard has an engrossing article on the development here: Denver Post.

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