In a twist of irony, Waak not running again

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You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em...
  • You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold ’em...
Last November belonged to the ’publicans.

Angry about the economy, or just angry, voters showed up in force — turning blue states momentarily red.

Except, you know, Colorado. Considered a "purple" state — and therefore one that should have been easy to snatch in a Republican surge — Colorado nevertheless elected Michael Bennett and John Hickenlooper.

It was an embarrassment of massive proportions for Colorado GOP chairman Dick Wadhams. Suddenly, you could find nary a Colorado Republican who didn't want to hand old Dick the pink slip.

But Dick's not a quitter. At least not yet. He still hasn't announced whether he plans to seek a third term.

Oddly, Pat Waak, chair of the Colorado Democrats, has announced she won't run again. Waak, as you can imagine, could probably spend the next year patting herself on the back for a job well done, and no Democrat would really mind.

But, apparently, Waak wants to quit while she's ahead. I think there's a lesson in that. (Are you listening, Dan Maes?)

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