Michael Bennet admits he is in a tough race in 2022


US Senator Michael Bennet has admitted what many on the left don’t want to acknowledge: it’s a tough race in 2022.

In media comments on Thursday, Bennet said he expected a tough match against anyone who emerges from the Republican primary.

“As for my race, I think there will be a lot of time between now and 2022. But the interludes are always difficult,” said Bennet. “There’s no reason to think it won’t be difficult.”

Bennet’s campaign also recognized so much in a Colorado politics history, which drew parallels for Democrats between Virginia and Colorado.

Whether Bennet himself fully appreciates the implications of the Democrats’ losses in Virginia is an open question.

From Colorado sun:

Bennet said McAuliffe should have spent more time during his campaign discussing the American Rescue Plan Act and how not a single Republican in Congress voted for it. Bennet is planning to lean on the passage of infrastructure and reconciliation bills in his campaign.

The “American bailout” is the same $ 1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed earlier this spring that spurred inflation and contributed to a drastic labor shortage for businesses.

Far from “it’s the stupid economy,” Bennet doesn’t seem to understand the perverse incentives and unnecessary spending introduced in that law are precisely why the economy is in an inflationary mess today.

Only clueless partisans like Bennet would be surprised that paying people for not actually working increased the cost of labor for businesses, with a consequent increase in prices for consumers.

Also, it seems odd that Bennet would suggest that McAuliffe should have campaigned on national issues over which the governor of Virginia has no jurisdiction, because that’s exactly what McAuliffe did.

The only perceptible message to McAuliffe’s campaign voters was that Glenn Youngkin was Donald Trump’s second coming.

Local issues, particularly on improving the economy and education, have fallen by the wayside with predictable results for Democrats.

Bennet also suggested he would help McAuliffe if the Democrats passed the reconciliation law and bipartisan infrastructure laws that currently languish in Congress.

This too seems to be a pipe dream as socialists promised again Friday to vote against the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless moderate members agree to a broader reconciliation bill.

Republican candidates, activists and donors have to lick their chops when they read this kind of thing from Bennet.

Because as it stands now, we’re hearing from Bennet regarding doubling down on the Democrats’ failed national agenda suggests that Colorado in 2022 may very well resemble what just happened in Virginia.


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