Here’s to the red, white and blue — in harmonious Colorado

Today’s New York Times‘ Opinion section featured a lengthy piece by Roger Cohen on how Colorado residents have avoided separating into different political bubbles, that is, blue versus red. His column is headlined, “Can Colorado Save America?” I thought, Um, OK.

Cohen begins by setting the scene in Nucla, Colorado, a small town in the southwestern part of the state. I visited there many years ago, and like Cohen, I like to visit small towns in Colorado that are fighting to maintain their character, keep their residents from leaving town, and boosting their future. Cohen managed to find the perfect person to lead his column.

As for the lack of competing bubbles, I’m not sure I believe that, but I do know this is a good read. A section of Cohen’s piece includes an interview with Governor John Hickenlooper re: a possible run for the White House. Cohen terms Hickenlooper “tall, languid and affable.” Uh?

Click on the photo below to read the column.


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