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Lefty Radio Sirota: Buck can hit Bennet with left/right combo

By | August 12th, 2010

Hard-left radio host and author David Sirota, a thorn in the side of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (and of the Obama Administration, for that matter), has a sharp take on how Republican Ken Buck might beat Bennet in Colorado’s Senate race.

“Frankly, Amy, I think Ken Buck is a very strong candidate in this general election now moving forward,” Sirota told “Democracy Now” host Amy Goodman. “I think that what you have here is you’ve got Michael Bennet….introduced in this (Democratic) primary to Colorado as a guy who was very close to the Obama White House and a guy who really represents a huge amount of Wall Street money.

“I think Ken Buck has the potential to run a campaign where he goes after Bennet from both the left and the right. He makes a kind of a left/right critique of Bennet’s ties to Obama; ties to big corporate money; and then also makes a conservative critique along the lines of the traditional Tea Party folks.

“So I think it’s going to be a very interesting race. It really is going to pit Obama, I think – the Obama brand – versus a kind of left/right populism.”

Is Sirota setting up Bennet to lose in November so “progressives” could say that their darling, Andrew Romanoff, would have been a better match-up with Buck?

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