"Just Don’t Smooch Him, Mr. President"
Headline of the week: "Just Don’t Smooch Him, Mr. President."
It heads a Sept. 17 blog post from Denver Post columnist Dan Haley, who writes that President Bush will campaign for Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez on Oct. 4. Beauprez trails Democrat Bill Ritter by 8 percentage points in the latest Wall Street Journal/Zogby poll.
The reference, of course, is to Bush's infamous kiss of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), which combined with a lovefest from the conservative media, probably cost Lieberman a primary victory against challenger Ned Lamont.
Lieberman subsequently began a run as an independent. Polls show Lieberman in a tight race in his rematch against Lamont.
Colorado Republicans no doubt hope for better results from a Bush appearance.