That’s why they play the game

Looks like either Alice Madden wanted to throw us a curve with her appearance on the Jay Marvin Show last week, or something happened over the weekend to make her change her mind. Madden announced today that she will not run for governor, leaving Bill Ritter as pretty much a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination. (No disrespect is meant towards Gary Lindstrom. But seriously; there’s no way that Lindstrom is going to compete with Ritter in a primary.)

So instead of an intense primary to determine who the best candidate for governor is, we get Mr. Ritter by default. On the plus side, Ritter can now concentrate on raising money and bulding a platform, while Beauprez and Holtzman slug it out for the Republican nomination.

Ritter’s looking pretty good from where I sit.