I just got back from the Colorado State Democratic Convention in Pueblo. And boy, am I tired. I’d forgotten just how tiring conventions can be. There would have been live blogging, but I was having much too much fun working the room and meeting all kinds of different people.
By now, many of you have heard the stunning news: Mike Miles, the rank underdog who’s been running for the U.S. Senate for the last two years, shocked Attorney General Ken Salazar at the convention Saturday by winning the top line on the ballot. The feeling before the convention was that Miles had a good shot at winning between 40% and 45% of the delegates, but that Salazar would use his support within the party establishment to eke out a victory, and top billing on the ballot.
But Miles’s campaign was highly organized, and more important, highly energized; and they used that energy to capture the spot on the ballot. It also helped that Miles gave one heck of a speech.
I’ll write more later; for now, sleep beckons.