To the Editor:
I voted for Jarrod Polis because I thought he was the most passionate candidate in opposing our occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. I certainly did not vote for him to put up roadblocks to reform of the health care system. Along with many others, I voted Democratic in the belief that the party represented the interests of the public over the Republican championship of corporations and the wealthy. Thus far, the populist-progressive push that turned Colorado from a red to a blue state in the past two elections has gotten only meagre, “trickle-down” promises from the candidates we elected.
Bill Ritter seems most often a befogged waffler, the unelected Michael Bennet is filling his election coffers by being non-committal on progressive issues, Mark Udall remains conservatively uninspiring, Jarrod Polis appears largely as a fast-talking hustler, and there seems little hope of any of them changing for the better. These are not individuals who inspire progressive voters, and it is hard to believe that they are the best the party has to offer.