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Cbrunk

Though I'm a Republican, I've always thought highly of Ritter because I believed him to be a man of integrity.... until I saw his recent ad about Beauprez's support of sales tax. The ad fails to mention that a national sales tax (or increased state sales tax) would replace the income tax system. It is ridiculous to paint Beauprez as a tax and spender, and something more than disingenuous for Ritter to make this claim. Bill, you know better.

Jim W in Erie

I saw/read the 'answers' in the Q&A section by Ritter as very politically articulate. That is, many words, little said.

His "pride" as a plea bargain rate of 90%+ is misplaced.

His "Middle of the road" claim is disheartening. Middle of the road tends to the most vocal and strident part of the debate over time. Look at gay marriage. Middle of the road politicians have led us to Referendum I, which I suspect will pass. And the slippery slope of constantly lowering society standards and values continues.

Neither candidate for Governor gets me all warm and fuzzy. Neither has inspired much in the way of awe for their potential as Governor.

But the idea of a Democrat Governor, AND a Democrat controlled Legislature scares the heck out of me!

Imagine Governor Ritter and his coming support for continuing the actions of Referendum C & D in a couple of years. When he is ramping up for his re-election campaign (if he waits THAT long even), the five year time frame for C & D will be running out. And you can just bet your last TABOR rebate that the Democrats will claim that much good has been done, but so much more needs to be done, and that the "children" will suffer unimaginable harm of the people don't renew this tax increase. In fact, I suspect they, the Democrats, will insist that an increase in funding is absolutely necessary or else. Remember former Governor Romer's claim that the Colorado University was going to fail if Ref's C & D weren't passed? AND how the damning audit of the nearly criminal accounting practices at CU came out AFTER the election?

As for some comments on here about how he answered questions in a forthright and honest manner, I call BS! He answered like a politician, just another politician. Who says what he needs to, in a manner that leaves plenty of wiggle room and spin opportunity. Look at his answer on Illegal Immigration. It's a Federal problem. Yup, and every level below Federal is doing the same thing as the Fed's....Nothing! When the cost of the Illegal Alien problem becomes one that only my Federal tax dollars have to pay for, THEN it would be less of a State problem. Knowing that a penny of my Colorado taxes goes to some outlaw invader of our state is maddening. That ANY elected State official supports taking MY tax money and giving it to someone illegally in the State is pandering in the worst possible way.

For me, I'll hold my nose and vote for the banker. And Pray that he isn't as much an idiot as his campaign has indicated. (This assumes that he isn't in jail for that STUPID use of illegally obtained information!!)

Tyvector

Unbelievable. The entire Democratic Party has fallen apart with the likes of Howard Dean, Hillary, and Ted. You people are playing the left wing media like a well tuned guitar. It's unbelievable that you are winning. People are uninformed anymore. Look at the facts, people. Iraq is right as rain, we are safer with Bush and the Republicans, gays should not be married, illegals are screwing up our country by sucking us dry and claiming 8 dependants and then changing their identity while we let them do it. Ask yourself who the terrorist want to have in office. Just watch them dance in the streets when the uninformed put the Dems in office.

kimberly

why shoud we vote for you. why and why not? use words that citizens will under stand.

Brian

What is your issues on Iraq?
How can you stop those issues?

Brian

What is your issues on Iraq?
How can you stop those issues?

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JENNA

iT'S OUTRAGEOUS THAT COLORADO IS A SANCTUARY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. IT'S APPALING THAT CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE ARRESTED OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR FELONIES
AND ARE NOT DEPORTED. HOW MANY PEOPLE MUST BE HURT OR
KILLED BY THEM BEFORE SOMEONE GETS SERIOUS ABOUT OUR
SAFETY??? ILLEGALS CAN OBTAIN MULTIPLE ID'S AND ABLE
TO GET DRIVERS LICENSES (PROBABLY MULTIPLE) HOW MUCH
WELFARE AND MEDICAID FRAUD CAN THEY COMMITT WITH THOSE
DOES ANYONE CHECK? YOU JUST RAISE TAXES TO COVER IT.
CHP@WORK SHOULD NOT COVER ILLEGAL ALIENS, MEDICAID SHOULD NOT COVER ILLEGAL ALIENS THERE ARE THOUSANDS
OF CITIZENS THAT CANNOT AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE.

STOP THE MADNESS, ENFORCE OUR LAWS.

Janice

Just curious, are you related to Tex Ritter?

Justine

This is in reqards to Jenna's comment. Let me start by saying, putting your comment in capital letters does not get your point across any better, it is articulation with your words, short and sweet. Second, I agree that it just is not fair that we have immigrants with out the proper documentation living off of Colorado's tax paying dollar. Maybe enforcing these laws is a bit more difficult then you and I might understand. With enforcing these laws most likely comes with hiring more law enforcment officers and with that comes more money from taxes. Why not propose a universal food tax? That way no one needs to be around to enforce this law, it comes with groceries and everyone needs to eat something right?

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