The powers that be | AspenTimes.com

The powers that be

Dear Editor:

Roger Marolt’s history is important. He correctly warns that when anyone steps over an imaginary line, negative-campaign scorn will set in to determine an election outcome.

Who helps define this line? I’m thinking its Su Lum, Dave Danforth – maybe even Roger Marolt – opinion influencers of traditional media.

I’m curious why Milias is given so much power – to make or break political candidates with her $200 website.

Here comes the Internet – leveler of playing fields – but this time big media forces are stepping in to hyper-advertise her might-have-been insignificant recording of Jack’s history.

Danforth and Lum seem happy to make sure that Milias’ grassroots effort is known, and perhaps reviled, in every household. Why?

Recommended Stories For You

Because negative campaigning works in Aspen – it can be amped and recycled to advantage by a presumed “victim” if the big influencers are willing to make it so. It is stunning to watch the coliseum from the front row.

Voters are bright-light-blinded victims of this show.

Harvie Branscomb

El Jebel

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.