Contenders could energize their campaigns by addressing issues critical to the West
By Patty Limerick
The Denver Post
January 25, 2008
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Let’s begin with a moment that will not strain your imagination.
Let’s say that we are sitting in front of our TVs, yawning a bit as we listen to a predictable debate among presidential candidates.
Now imagine the moderator suddenly catching all candidates, campaign staffers, journalists, and citizens, by surprise:
“We have discussed, at length, Senator Clinton’s ‘likability’ and her propensity for tears,” the moderator says. “We have pondered the question of what it might mean to be the standard-bearer for the legacy of Ronald Reagan. Let’s shift to the issues of the American West. (Read on …)