Colorado: Purple State
Stephen Green notes Colorado’s colorful political history.
I keep having to remind people that Colorado was never, ever a Red State.
We’re a purple state. Deep purple. “Deep Purple” as in the band, as in weird.
We like our Republicans to be small-government conservatives, and we like our Democrats deeply strange. It’s true. Look at the Democrats who came out of Colorado, and look at our presidential voting habits.
He takes us on an amusing tour.
Speaking of Deep Purple — which, incidentally, hails from England rather than Colorado — here’s a video from 1972: