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Ken Buck, early entry in the Senate Race

Back in 1968 I was a graduate student in Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.   Senator Eugene McCarthy braveley challenged Lyndon Johnson in the New Hampshire primary and demonstrated the President’s vulnerability.  It was only then that others jumped into the water that Senator McCarthy had tested for them.  McCarthy, by the way, came out for Ronald Reagan in 1980.

I supported Hubert Humphrey in ’68 and continue to feel he was a fine, decent, and exceptionally intelligent man.   I had no interest in backing those who waited while others like McCarthy did the heavy lifting before entering the fray.
 
This is one of the reasons I am supporting Weld County District Attorney, Ken Buck, for the GOP nomination for the Senate from Colorado in 2010.  He announced early and has visited each of the counties in CO (some more than once).   With all of this he remains hands on at the District Attorney’s office.   Mr. Buck is unafraid of taking a stand in contrast with current Senator Bennett. 

Dan Haley, editor of the Denver Post editorial page, had a piece on the GOP, Sunday, September 13, 2009.  Having met Ken for coffee Haley describes Mr. Buck as likeable, nuanced and smart–Princeton educated.

I ask that you and your friends join me in backing Ken Buck for the Republican nomination for the Senate.  This is no time for Johnny (or Janey’s) come lately.

My handle is Eutychus which is Greek for fortunate.   And it will be fortunate for CO if Ken Buck is our next United States Senator.  I am a native of CO, and did graduate work at the U of CO in Political Science and the the U of No CO in American History.

Future blogs will deal with the Senate race here in CO but also with such things as the 3.2 million dollar gift that former Vice President Dick Cheney and Dr. Lynn Cheney, PhD gave to the U of WY in the fall of 2009.  This story deserved more attention as does the hypocrisy of the students there.  Sometimes we will simply look at the political scene in general and the implications thereof for our society.   Thanks for your interest.

Eutychus