Setting the Record Straight about Colorado’s Republican Caucus
Unsurprisingly, John Frank’s articles about all this for the Denver Post are sensationalistic, designed more to inflame people and to draw eyes to the paper’s web site than to enlighten readers with the relevant facts put in context. (I think it’s a little humorous how many of Trump’s supporters totally mistrust the media—except when it spins things their way.)
A completely fair headline of what happened this year would have been, “Colorado Republicans Select Presidential Delegates the Same Way They Did Last Time.” But the reality of the situation is so much more boring than the trumped up version of it.
Armstrong participated in CO’s multi-level caucus, and speaks from his experiences and observations. He also gives a description of the process and a bit of its process.
The paragraphs I quoted are well down the article and illustrate a large part of why I was skeptical of the anti-Colorado rhetoric from the start. In my own words and perspective, the MSM hate Rs. While the DPost isn’t first-tier, like the NYT or WashPost, I think it could be considered to be high among second-tier papers such as the LA Times, SF Chronicle, KC Star, or Minneapolis STrib. So Rs should have reflexively suspected what the DPost writer was clearly trying to do: stir up @#$% among and against Rs. Rs and conservatives need to be smarter than to swallow poisoned tripe like that!