DENVER — After reading the article in today’s Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com/Business/ci_26361468/Campaign-ads-take-off-in-both-state-and-federal-races, about the prohibitively high cost of 30-second political spots on Denver Metro TV stations this election season, your solitary reporter decided to take matters into his own hands.
In the article written by Denver Post reporter Thad Moore, it is revealed that “As seemingly infinite money meets the finite limits of airtime, national parties and outside super PACs consistently pay steep premiums to get on the air,” thus squeezing out local advertisers whom the TV stations try to protect.
In July, the solitary reporter and his wife raised thousands of dollars in support of the Democratic candidate for Colorado Secretary of State, Joe Neguse (pronounced “n’GOOSE") , the brilliant 30-year-old son of refugees from Eritrea, who is destined to become Colorado Secretary of State in January. Current Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is the GOP stalwart who has spent the last 3 1/2 years in office doing his best to discourage minorities and other hard to reach voters from registering to vote unless they are likely Republican voters.
Thus, earlier today, the solitary reporter robustly walked into the office of Mark Cornetta, the general manager of KUSA, NBC’s Denver affiliate, and demanded to purchase 30 30-second spots promoting Neguse’s campaign.
Having learned from Neguse’s web site, joeneguseforcolorado.com, that Neguse is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Colorado, as well as being a currently elected Regent of the University of Colorado, is the youngest candidate for statewide office running in this year’s midterms, Cornetta immediately acceded to the solitary reporter’s request, saying, “I sure don’t wanna be on the wrong side of history.”
From his office in Colorado Springs, Wayne WilIiams, the former Chair of the El Paso County GOP and the current Clerk and Recorder in Colorado Springs (the bastion of the homophobic Focus On The Family), immediately dropped out of the down-ticket race against Neguse, “But only if Gessler — the weasel who got dumped in the primary in June by Tom Tancredo and Bob Beauprez in his effort to run against Governor Hick in November — gets back in the race.”
In Washington, RNC Chair Reince Priebus said “I”ll get right on it.”