Eric Sondermann: "Boebert is not likely to be an easy out. For Democrats to take this seat, there are three imperatives. First, the national political climate must be friendly and hospitable. This would run counter to the historic pattern in which the party occupying the White House suffers in the off-year election."
Eric Sondermann is a Colorado-based independent political commentator. His weekly column appears every Sunday in ColoradoPolitics. Reach him at EWS@EricSondermann.com; follow him at @EricSondermann on Twitter
Eric Sondermann: "Thought one: Teachers, as a rule, do the Lord’s work and perform an admirable, essential public service. Thought two: The unions that represent teachers are far less praiseworthy and often serve as an impediment to better schools. Worse, in the current moment, these unions are a barrier to even the notion of reopening schools and getting kids back in classrooms."
Eric Sondermann: "While there is abundant sentiment for parks, open space and anything to break up the asphalt jungle that increasingly defines large swaths of Denver, everything about this property and the process the city is pursuing carries with it a strong aroma of development."
Eric Sondermann: "As we seek more politicos with the character and capability to rise above, it can be instructive to look at the other end of the spectrum and study those who came on the scene with the capacity to do good, but succumbed to deep-seeded internal flaws and their own worst instincts."