Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper is basing his potential gubernatorial run on his belief that "there should be a lot more people in government who come out of the business community." To say this is tone deaf is an understatement.
Romer has isolated a grassroots community that includes thousands of Denver voters who see his actions not just as political posturing, but also as a threat to rights they utilize to live their daily lives.
I am running against another old friend and ally of Mayor Peña's for the State Senate. I do not know whether Federico will endorse or stay neutral in this race. Whatever he chooses to do will not diminish my respect for him.