Colorado is now a week removed from a bitter campaign season. Some things changed (Senator-Elect Cory Gardner), some things stayed the same (Governor John Hickenlooper) and some things are eternal, like the millions spent on attack ads, distressingly low voter turnout and Paul Noel Fiorino.
The unaffiliated former dancer was making his third bid for the Governor's mansion. He did not have a particularly good election day, earning fewer than one percent of the votes. But now he wants us all to move on, a message he advanced in a song "launched at daylight savings time" over the weekend. Let Fiorino's "Healing Hymn" wash over you:
In case you aren't in a place where you can crank your computer speakers loud enough to parse that gentle baritone, it's mostly about healing stuff: our hearts, our great state, these United States, etc.
It is with profoundly mixed feelings that we report that 2016 is just four years away.
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