Forget Fred Barnes' Weekly Standard cover story, The Colorado Model, on why the Republicans have lost control of our state.
According to Quillen, it can be traced back to Republican support of "Referendum A" in 2004:
Referendum A was supposed to help by allowing the state to issue up to $2 billion in bonds for unspecified water-storage projects. It was overwhelmingly defeated that November with only 307,412 votes in favor, compared to 627,716 votes against. It did not gain a majority in a single one of our 64 counties.
If there's a "Colorado Model," it's that Referendum A has been the political equivalent of cancer for Colorado Republicans, who have been losing ever since they tried to sell it to us.