The Internet's dark world of bizarre online media programs and bunker-crazy talk-radio hosts has probably cost gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez the governor's office.
Beauprez can't shake off the digital archive of underground thought that he articulated on these shows beginning after his last gubernatorial loss in 2006 and continuing into this very year. It's defined him.
Calling Obama "a different kind of American than any I know" on the "Talk to Solomon Show."
Saying, on the Talkback with Chuck Wilder Show, that there's a "growing sentiment" that America might be on the "verge of something very, very bad," and "folks realize they may need to protect themselves against the government that was supposed to be instituted to protect us."
Warning, on the Internet show "Christian Today," that "I hope and pray we don't see another civil war but this administration is pushing the boundaries like none I think we've ever, ever seen."
Accusing Americans of being like "sheep" who'd blindly allow the government to implant "microchips" in their bodies.
And if you bottom feed on the Internet for a while, you can probably find something new and shocking yourself about Beauprez.
How did he get there? How did Beauprez, who faces Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, find all these weird shows?
It's a good bet that many of them came from Beauprez's apparent booking agency, called "SpecialGuests.com."
This outfit's special guests are truly special, but in the depressing sense, and include a collection of pundits plucked from the right-wing underground. Stars include Gun Owners of America Director Larry Pratt and right-wing author Phyllis Schlafly, to give you an idea of what's available today.
On SpecialGuests.com, Beauprez's biography references his right-wing blog, A Line of Sight, which would have certainly attracted the shadowy shows he frequented. Line of Sight expressed Beauprez's extreme views on global warming, taxes, immigration, and more.
ABOUT YOUR GUEST, BOB BEAUPREZ:
...Since 2007, Bob has published a monthly e-magazine called A Line of Sight (http://www.alineofsight.com/), a public policy and opinion resource on current political issues. Then, in 2009, he authored his first book: A Return to Values: A Conservative Look at His Party...
Bob continues to stay politically active, guest hosting on various radio talk shows, doing numerous media interviews nationally, and maintains a busy public speaking schedule.
Beauprez's "numerous media interviews," and the conspiracy-tinged questions he was asked as a "special guest," are now a special part of his downfall.