by David Nir
Leading Off:• CO-06: Looks like GOP Rep. Mike Coffman’s come down with another bout of Coffman’s Disease, the affliction where a mouth-breathing movement conservative fails to remember that he’s running in a very moderate district and lets his lizard brain do the talking:
Speaking at an event last month, Republican Rep. Mike Coffman said that he has a “fundamental concern” that President Barack Obama might conduct an October surprise of sorts that could help his bid for re-election. [...]In his comments, Coffman alluded to a Washington Post column by Jack Anderson that said there was going to be an “October Surprise,” by the Carter administration in the hopes it would help him gain re-election. Ultimately Carter ended up losing that November to Republican Ronald Reagan.
“So, would Barack Obama do something that Jimmy Carter maybe would have done? It would be superficial, that would not be substantive, but would be a rally around the flag for the American people to boast his presidency. I don’t know. I don’t know about that. But that was interesting in terms of my own experience,” is how Coffman ended his comments to the question at the August 15 event.