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Scott McInnis' latest two mistakes

Just because Bob Beauprez has decided against seeking for the governership doesn't mean Republican loyalists will be spared the spectacle of another hilariously inept campaign -- not with Scott McInnis still the de facto frontrunner. Big Mac has made one gaffe after another since leaping into the fray, from putting a photo of a Canadian mountain on his website's home page to losing his shit under cross-examination from that notorious conservative-hater Dan Caplis. Today's miscalculation? Putting into writing his displeasure at a planned straw poll at the Colorado Republicans' forthcoming fall meeting in Keystone.

It makes perfect sense why McInnis would want to nix such a survey: He stands a very good chance of losing. But by creating a paper trail, he's publicized his fears. And to compound this moronic move, he isn't planning to attend the meeting -- a peevish decision that makes it seem as if he's unwilling to show up at anything other than a coronation. Granted, McInnis opponents such as Josh Penry don't exactly come across as invincible. But it's McInnis who looks worst. As usual.

Note: Speaking of mistakes, the first draft of this blog stated that McInnis is running for the U.S. Senate, not the governership. I regret the brain fart.

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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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