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Schaffer’s depths

Dear Editor:

The Colorado Senate debate which aired on “Meet the Press” this Sunday was a sad display of the depths to which the Colorado Republican candidate Bob Schaffer will stoop to try to salvage his sinking Senate campaign.

Faced with his campaign’s inability to close his deficit in every Senate race poll with slanderous negative advertising, Schaffer decided to double down and berate, interrupt and smear Mark Udall throughout the debate. When Udall spoke about his career-long commitment to finding a balanced energy policy, Schaffer interrupted him. When Udall spoke about responsibly withdrawing our troops from Iraq, Schaffer tried to shout him down. When Udall explained his views on the looming financial disaster Schaffer disrespectfully hectored and interrupted him.

These arrogant tactics are part of a greater Republican strategy to distract voters from the examination of issues which urgently need action and change. The intelligent and sophisticated Colorado electorate are rejecting the failed philosophy and policies of President Bush and the Republican Party.

Doug Tucker

Missouri Heights


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