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Colorado Election Could Exceed Election Day

Senator Michael Bennet continues new Jewish tradition

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Ken Buck, who is running to unseat Sen. Michael Bennet.(John Moore/Getty Images)

It’s Erev Simchat Democracy, the day before the day when we exercise our second-most important duty as citizens (after attending rallies put on by television personalities). America will be taken back and/or forward, and then it’s over for another two years, right?

Wrong! Because then comes recount season, particularly in Colorado where the Goldblog-endorsed and Jewish-descended Senator Michael Bennet trails Republican challenger Ken Buck in some polls by less than one percentage point. Imagine a fast that never ends until one of two men says it does. As the Denver Post reports, if the margin is less than half a percentage point, the recount is automatic and paid for by the state. Otherwise, either campaign can finance it for an estimated two million dollars. Pocket change!

If it comes to pass, Bennet will be continuing a new tradition of Jewish politicians winning or losing recounts, started in 2008-9 by Senator Al Franken and former Senator Norm Coleman. Remember our motto: Win or Lose, Tradition!

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Um Dan, just b/c he has Jewish ancestry doesn’t make him Jewish. M’kay.

If we went by your ‘logic,’ you could easily double the ‘Jewish’ population in this country.

Dan Klein says:

Hey David, the Scroll wrote about Bennet’s heritage here:

Good ‘yontif’!

We need to win big to beat the cheating we’ve already heard of. It’s not new but what the heck is new is that prohibited vigilant and are learning to sort it out now instead of a couple of months from now. are going to exposed for the cheaters there’re, just as their detrimental campaigning has shown these people as liars and devoid that belongs to them ideas. Now is not time to slow down but rather to pile it on. It is the time to leave no doubt about where the American persons stand.

Ray Springfield says:

His Mother and Grandmother surviced teh Warsaw Ghetto. He is halakally Jewish.

Random Google results can occasionally lead to excellent blogs such as this. You are doing a good job, and we share a lot of thoughts.

George Orwell~ Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.

Every promise is a debt. – Italian Proverb


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Colorado Election Could Exceed Election Day

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