Hillary Clinton on AM760 this afternoon

"I really want Obama to win. I swear."

Sorry to break it to you, Hillary -- but this is what happens when you almost but don't quite win the Democratic nomination for president. Instead of getting a chance to speak on popular radio stations like KOA and KHOW (as John McCain has in recent weeks) or KS-107.5 (Barack Obama guested there on Tuesday), you're relegated to KKZN, better known as AM760, which makes it into the Denver-radio-ratings top twenty only if you count ties. But at least the folks who'll be listening to host Mario Solis-Marich at 6 p.m. this evening during your live visit are your people -- left leaners thrilled that you're on the road promoting Barack Obama, as you'll be doing this afternoon at General's Park in Aurora. As a bonus, a lot of them probably feel you should've been the one on the top of the ticket, benefiting career-wise from our current fiscal nightmare. Hell, you already had an old Clinton catch-phrase waiting in the wings: "It's the economy, stupid." Politics can be so cruel. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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