Lynn Bartels notes that Republican Mike Fallon may be putting a little scare into incumbent Congresswoman Diana DeGette. I can't seem to conjure up an iota of concern at the prospect of DeGette losing her seat - does that make me a bad Democrat?
In the 8 years I have lived in Denver I can count on one hand how many times I have seen DeGette out in the community actually interacting with constituents. She strikes me as pretty uninterested in the day to day issues of the 1st Congressional District and despite having a safe (until now?) seat she's never led the charge on any truly controversial issues.
For all I know Mike Fallon is a raving right-wing lunatic and he certainly will not be receiving my vote but I can't help but think clearing out the deadwood would be healthy for the District. Let's have a competitive Democratic primary in 2012 and see what the younger set of local Democrats have to offer - like Paul Lopez or Terrance Carroll.
One seat isn't going to make a difference in the House in 2010, seems like it might be an opportune time to jettison our milquetoast Congresswoman.