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Thursday, August 15, 2019

John Hickenlooper will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, according to a Democrat close to him. The former two-term Colorado governor, who ran as a moderate warning of the perils of extreme partisanship, struggled with fundraising and low polling numbers.

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Not a surprise, I think he would make a great Senator.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-08-15 12:11 PM | Reply

Hickenlooper 2020

Great name for a kitchen appliance. Or a guitar effects pedal.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-15 12:18 PM | Reply

Looper 2012

#3 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-08-15 12:31 PM | Reply

Ir was the name that did him in.

President Loopy just didn't have the right ring to it.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-08-15 12:52 PM | Reply

#3 I loved that movie!

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-15 01:48 PM | Reply

No surprise as he was too rational to be a nominee for the left.

#6 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-08-15 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Once he criticized socialism, and got booed for doing so, his candidacy was doomed.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-15 02:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 sad but true.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-15 04:28 PM | Reply

Nominating a moderate means giving away half your bargaining chips before you even get to the table.

Republicans aren't nominating a moderate. Democrats shouldn't either. Let's see what this country really stands for.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-08-15 04:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Let's see what this country really stands for.

#9 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2019-08-15 04:45 PM | FLAG: Agree, as I'm 'keen' to see if our populace wants, under socialism, to have a government so big that it will eventually rule every aspect of their lives.

Voters, be careful what you ask for as you just may get it.....

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-08-15 04:58 PM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-08-15 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sounds like the name of an Applebee's class restaurant.

#12 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-15 05:10 PM | Reply

Chickenscooper Lee.

#13 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-08-15 05:10 PM | Reply

Let's see what this country really stands for.
#9 | POSTED BY JOE

This sounds like pre-2015 Trump when he said "don't tempt me," when prompted about potentially running for president.

#14 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-15 05:26 PM | Reply

That dude was unfit to be President of his own teeth, let alone the United States.

#15 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-08-15 09:19 PM | Reply

This article should have been prefaced with "In a surprise to no one...."

The clown car is unloading. I think Beto needs to think the damage he is doing to himself by staying in the election - same with the Booty-Judge and Booker. Unless they have a side deal with one of the lead candidate to be their attack dog in the next debate in exchange of VP/High Level cabinet position, they are hurting the political future.

I hate to say it, but I see Liz Warren as the clear leader now. No way can Biden stumble his way to the finish line. With Tulsi ending Harris and Bernie being too stale/annoying - it is Liz's race to win. At this point, I bet she wishes she would have staked out more moderate positions so she is better positioned for the general election. She pandered to the Left for the Democrat nomination and it is going to hurt her. Then again, I don't think anyone thought Joe would go down so easy so her pandering was understandable. Biden was knocked flat by Harris' pillow shot - I would have loved to see him take a headshot from a sock filled with quarters by Trump.

#16 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-08-15 10:24 PM | Reply

Like trumps bone spurs are going to allow him to swings a sock full of quarters!

#17 | Posted by zelkova at 2019-08-15 11:04 PM | Reply

"#17 | POSTED BY ZELKOVA"

Verbally speaking. We all know the comedy that would ensue if Joe "Gaffe Machine" Bidet debated Trump. He ended Hillary with the "Because you would be in jail" line. With Joe, there is no way he lands a shot on Trump and he would just be a punching bag.

#18 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-08-15 11:17 PM | Reply

Dems need to push Biden right now. He was an absolute disaster in Iowa. His gaffes were on steroids. For now he enjoys a comfortable lead. I think he can back his way into the primary win. But can he endure the much more intense grind of the General?

His competitors need to force him to step-up. If nothing else the challenge will prepare him for the general against Trump.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-15 11:24 PM | Reply

Hickenlooper sounds like a name of a demon child offspring between Jeff Foxworthy and Sara Palin.

#20 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-16 12:05 AM | Reply

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