In an online Denver Post op-ed, I urged reporters to seek out and interview hiding politicians. I gave some recent examples, like Rep. Mike Coffman hiding from reporters after he said he isn't sure Obama is an American. On Twitter, former CU regent Tom Lucero, a Republican, told me I left out instances of Democrats hiding from reporters.
If, however, you've ever run your own small business, or built a small business into a big business as he has, or had to know the agony of laying someone off, or had the even bigger blow of getting laid off yourself, you know who creates jobs. Stapleton gets this because he has lived this reality, making a name all on his own over the last decade as a successful entrepreneur.