Winey: Don’t vote for Tancredo


To the editor:

I hope you have not been duped into voting for Tom Tancredo as I almost was.

I learned something recently that convinced me Tom would not be a good governor for Colorado.

What I learned was the kind of people that Tom Tancredo was appointing to his administration, if he won.

One person, in particular, has convinced me that Tom Tancredo does not have the best interest of Colorado in his mind, but of his own political career.

That person is assistant Senate Minority Leader Greg Brophy who would run the Department of Natural Resources.

Mr. Brophy has several bills that he voted yes on, listed on his own website to try and convince you of his conservative stand.

The one bill he leaves out is his yes vote on Colorado House Bill 10-1365. This bill is called the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act.

I do not understand how anyone can call themselves a strong conservative and yet vote yes on this bill.

There were two bills brought up this year, and in the recent past by our Federal government that will be very harmful to our American way of life.

One was nicknamed the Obama health care bill, and most conservatives understand the dangers of this bill.

The next is the cap and trade legislation.

Anyone who has studied cap and trade in any depth at all understands it is just as detrimental to the American Way of life as the Obama health care bill.

H.B. 10-1365 is no more than the Colorado version of cap and trade.

It had many yes votes by so-called “conservative” representatives and senators that it passed. They apparently have no more studied cap and trade legislation than our federal representatives understood the health care bill.

One of these so-called conservatives was Greg Brophy. His conservatism is apparently very shallow. And so must Mr. Tancredo’s be to give this man the responsibility of the energy industry in our state.

There seems to be only one man running for governor who understand this danger, and that is Dan Maes.

My biggest regret is that I will have influenced someone to vote for Tom Tancredo that otherwise would not have.

Matt Winey


COfirst 6 years, 6 months ago

While i agree with most of your logic, here's where the Rubber meets the Road. First we must sadly admit that Mr. Maes will NOT win the Governor Race, that will not happen.

So the big question we must all ask ourselves, is: Who do we want as Governor for Colorado for the next four years? It is no secret that Ritter has destroyed many businesses, forcing hundreds of families to leave Western CO to seek jobs elsewhere. Ritter is basically anti-industry and business.

Hickenlooper's reputation as Denver Mayor shows he may be even worse than Ritter. So the bottom line is this:

Would we rather have Tancredo (who isn't perfect) or Hickenlooper (who is worse, IMO) as the head of this listing ship for the years 2011-2016? I really like Maes but many things have happened, and being mad at Tancredo over those won't resolve our dilemma.

The Polls clearly show, Maes won't win.

Vote Tancredo, while he isn't perfect (who is?) but CO Can't Stand Four More Years of regulatory nightmare that drives industry and business away. (Good Paying Jobs)


obamablows 6 years, 6 months ago

while I'am a local coal miner I read COfirst's words and I feel he make's a valid point what is the answer will Maes win he has trailed in every single poll I have seen will there be a big enough turn for him to win ??? is Hickenlooper the answer I think not I know Mr. Winey very well and respect him as a person and for what he is doing but I'm thinking now no Maes you have to vote Tancredo


wellwell 6 years, 6 months ago

Well, I see people wanting to "jump ship" to back someone who has a better chance to win against a Democrat. Does this ring of party politics?? Sure does!!

From the postings and what I hear, most have researched Dan Maes for Governor and found the messages what we are looking for. We backed him in the primaries, we cheered his win! We knew the contest with Hickenlooper would be tough. Now a former Republican joins a party not remarkable until he jumped in. He may have even pushed the proposed candidate from running. (May be rumor) Here again most have said they don't like him, but he has a better chance to win over the Dem. We won't have a better government by voting a career politician. You backed Dan Maes for Governor with good review and research.

Do Not be Swayed!


als362 6 years, 6 months ago

I think it is best to vote for the person you think will do the best job, not for the person you think has the best chance of getting elected. Both are a gamble but when you win when voting for the best person it is a double win.


taxslave 6 years, 6 months ago

Different sides of the exact same coin with the exact same agenda, equally evil.


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