"The name of Douglas Bruce is synonymous in Colorado with fidelity to the Constitution, protection of the taxpayer, and selfless dedication to the common good" a leading conservative wrote prior to Bruce's win on Dec. 1 for a state House vacancy appointment in Colorado Springs, adding: "Never have those qualities been more needed in state government than in these times of secular progressivism on the march."
The endorsement letter, now posted at DouglasBruce.com, concludes: "You have my gratitude for two decades of heroic work in the cause of TABOR, and my best wishes in winning the HD-15 seat." It was signed by yours truly
When people personalize politics, they undermine their credibility. But Bruce's ad hominem attacks also weaken the credibility of the entire Colorado Republican Party.
After recent spectacular defeats, Republicans have little credibility to nurture around these parts. Some rehabilitation has occurred as the party has shifted the center stage from strident voices to energetic and smart people like Sen. Shawn Mitchell and Rep. Cory Gardner.
Incidentally, these are conservatives very much as principled as Bruce. And though you may disagree with them on policy, none of them mistakes anger and stubbornness as ingredients for success.