Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call: Meow!

When asked about the catfight over his run for the U.S. Senate nomination, Andrew Romanoff usually repeats some variation on this line, first offered up at his Pueblo campaign announcement two weeks ago: "Democrats are a lot like cats. When you hear them making a lot of noise, it sounds like they're fighting. But really, they're just making more cats."

And how are Republicans like cats? When the noise is over and they've settled on a candidate, they generally lick themselves -- without much help from the Democrats. Think Pete Coors; think Bob Beauprez.

But 2010 could be another animal entirely.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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