I'm sorry to say that the Democrats in Colorado have derailed their chances at picking up a seat in the United States Senate. The Colorado Democrat state convention was yesterday and the Democrats decided to choose an almost certain loss instead of a certain victory. A little background: On March 3rd Republican Sen. Campbell surprised the state by announcing that he would not be seeking re-election. The Colorado senate seat was suddenly in play. Our State Attorney, Ken Salazar, announced his candidacy and was a virtual shoo-in for the Democrats. Salazar is a moderate with a long record of serving our state and would have enjoyed considerable support from both sides. Salazar's only opponent in the convention was Mike Miles, a former school administrator whose main platform is raising school taxes, a classic liberal. The results of the convention: Miles: %51 Salazar: %49 The Democrats have thrown away their chances in this state by running a candidate with platforms that will be very unpopular outside of the party. They have also de-railed an excellent public servant. The only plus side is that we get to keep Salazar as attorney general.