Days since private deadline: 16
Days until public deadline: 3
There's been nary a peep of news to report from the Governor Mark Udall: Non-Decision 2006 desk the last few days.
Maybe things will perk up this week as we're nearing the end of the 90-day deadline Representative Udall proclaimed on making a decision aboiut the Governor's race. What happens this week will tell us one of two things.
One, if we do learn of Representative Udall's future plans, we'll learn he was serious on November 4, 2004 when he told KBCO radio he'd make a decision within 90-days. Of course, he said he'd "take a look" at the race in this time-period, so the argument could be made he technically didn't say he'd make a "decision." That's splitting hairs and Mark Udall is smart enough to know exactly what he said on the radio.
Two, if the silence continues and the deadline passes, we will have once again been given a great lesson on why politicians should never set specific time-frames for these sorts of decisions. It allows smart-alecks to do silly things like run a countdown calendar reminding people that a deadline has passed. And, more important, it continues to fuel talk of inexplicable indecision.