Will Wright be a no-show in Denver?
By Tim Merris -
Jared Wright was in the news again this week. Not for something he said or something he did, but for something he didn’t do.
What didn’t he do? He committed to appear at a Club 20 debate on Sept. 8 and left Club 20 officials high and dry by pulling out at the last minute. Club 20 is an organization of counties, communities, tribes, businesses, individuals and associations in Western Colorado. The group is organized for the purpose of speaking with a single unified voice on issues of mutual concern.
As a result of Wright being a no-show, the group was forced to reach out to Unaweep Canyon Libertarian, Timothy Menger, the lone candidate now opposing the beleaguered Republican candidate Wright. Club 20 doesn’t normally invite third-party candidates to their debates but had to make an exception when Candidate Wright pulled out.
Of course Menger had a field day discussing his platform without Wright there to counter any of his opinions.
This has become common place with Wright ever since his 2010 bankruptcy became public. Why has Wright decided to be the invisible candidate? Is he now ashamed of his past for which he has blamed everyone else for except himself?
I would think Wright would be out trying to regain the confidence of the voting public not running away from it. One could rationalize his lack of public appearances as his way of closing his eyes and hoping it will all go away. Maybe the public will forget his indiscretions and vote straight party. In my opinion that would be a travesty of a very large magnitude if it were to come to fruition.
I find it ironic that he lost his job as a Fruita police officer for the very same reason that the public is seeing from him now, being a no-show at work.
The biggest question facing voters now is, will Jared Wright actually show up in Denver if elected? He seems to have a history of not showing up when needed. In these times of economic unrest and important social issues we Coloradans are facing each day, don’t we owe it to ourselves to elect the best possible candidate, no matter their political affiliation? It is certainly important to vote for the candidate that shares our political views but isn’t it just as important to also consider if that candidate is going to be culpable as well?
Speaking of culpable. Do we deserve a candidate whom we would entrust huge economical decisions with our hard earned tax dollars to one that can’t control his own family finances? A Candidate that spent more than he made on cars, jewelry and tanning salon subscriptions?
In no way am I endorsing either candidate, I’m merely asking the voters in this election to weigh all the information about both candidates instead of just voting party lines.
As like most elections, this decision could impact us for many years to come and needs to be made with clarity and insight into the candidates and issues.