Colorado’s Governor Hickenlooper is running scared.
This is the governor who brazenly promoted and then signed the big gun control bill in the Rocky Mountain state which caused one of that state’s nationally-known companies, Magpul Industries, to pack their bags and head for Wyoming and Texas.
He’s a big-city bigot, as evidenced by his comment referring to “backward thinking” rural residents of Colorado during his 2010 campaign for governor.
Hickenlooper sure was cocksure of himself in early 2012.
He ignored protesters.
He ignored that state’s sheriffs, who were pretty much universally opposed to the bill.
He grinned as he signed bills which banned standard capacity magazines and scary rifles.
Then came the recall elections and three recalls later, Hickenlooper’s party barely retained control of the Colorado State Senate.
Today, Hickenlooper must be worried about his own job.
Hat in hand, he apologized to Colorado State Sheriffs in recent days for ignoring them in 2012.
His internal polling numbers must show he’s in a race for his life against Tom Tancredo.