Christopher J. Ortiz
A window of opportunity opened up Thursday for Gov. Bill Owens
with Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s announcement of deciding not to
run for an easy re-election.
Owens has made no secret that he has hopes of running for
president. He is considered a favorite in some Republican,
conservative circles and having a senate term under his belt will
only improve his chances for 2008.
It seems to all be falling into place, barring one little tiny
fact – he still has two years left during his current governor
We wouldn’t put it past Owens to have based his entire
re-election platform on improving Colorado and its economy then
turn around, run – and presumably win – a Senate seat, leaving the
state to have to have a special election to replace him, costing
the state hundreds, perhaps millions of dollars.
If he does decide to pursue a Senate seat, then the Oval Office,
it will be only clear that he used his position as governor as a
proxy to grander political ambitions using Colorado and its voters
Thanks, but no thanks. As much as we have disagreed with Owen’s
policies and plans of action, we feel he owes it to us to suck it
up and finish his term here before he moves on to bigger and better