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CU Regent election can change the future of CU athletics

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Elected Officials and Polit' started by Lucky Vidmar, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Lucky Vidmar

    Lucky Vidmar Active Member

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    This is somewhat off the “All Buffs” topic, but nonetheless I hope you’ll agree that it’s important. I am running for CU Regent against someone who thinks that bashing CU sports will earn him votes (see below). I won the most votes at this weekend’s Assembly, but my opponent got enough votes to force a primary.

    I was in the band at the 1990 Orange Bowl, and there in the stands for the Miracle in Michigan. I’m a Buff through and through. But that’s not the point. I am not running for Regent as pro-athletics or anti-athletics. I believe that CU has to be world class at EVERYTHING it does. The problems of affordability and accessibility of college, which I am running to fix, have very little to do with CU athletics. Football is not the reason that tuition at CU has tripled and levels of financial aid have nothing to do with Folsom Field renovation.

    So, if you get a Democratic Party primary ballot in CD-1 in June, I’d love to earn your vote. If you know people who have a vote, spread the word. If you are able to contribute a few bucks our way, whatever it is ($50, $100 or max $400), we need the resources to put up a good fight in the primary. I very much appreciate the help. Go BUFFS!

     
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  2. Lucky Vidmar

    Lucky Vidmar Active Member

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  3. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    **** that Kroll guy! **** Kroll! **** Kroll!
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    This should be in "CU news and Olympic Sports" forum.

    Not that I don't fully support the OP, just that this particular forum should be kept to news and discussion of CU football. Well, at least until Orr comes along and ruins it.
     
  5. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Is that some sort of esoteric "Earth Girls are Easy" reference? UBL?
     
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  6. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    This is very much about football, since the OP's opponent is using the long-overdue football facilities overhaul & expansion in his campaign for regent. And having candidates for the Board of Regents who don't understand how the football program funds itself is scary.
     
  7. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Unluckily for Lucky I'm not a Democrat nor do I reside in District 1. But good luck. I'm happy he supports CU athletics.
     
  8. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Leave home, kid.
     
  9. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Were you a Democrat when you were a student? Funny how some of us shift from campus democrats to staunch Republicans over time.
     
  10. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Kroll is either alarmingly misinformed or easily lies to voters to heighten a misguided sentiment. Either way, **** that piece of ****.
     
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    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Well hope this Kroll ****er doesn't win then. That would be up to par with our luck.
     
  12. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Who is fhe republican candidate for regent in your district and are you 100% sure that the GOP candidates fully back CU athletics?
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Party affiliation doesn't mean much when it comes to local or state elections, imho. National party platform is a different animal. I don't care at all if a Regent has a (D) or (R) after his or her name. I care about that candidate's vision for CU and whether it aligns with my own.
     
  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    @DBT - do YOU put party ahead of a pro CUAD litmus test? If so, why?
     
  15. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I believe DBT was referring to the OP running against the other guy in the dem primary. Reps can't vote in a dem primary.
     
  16. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    1st district is so overwhelmingly Democrat that in races like this the primary is normally the deciding election.

    Most voters don't bother to research the candidates for the "minor" offices and just vote along party lines.
     
  17. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Not necessarily. But, like I said, he's in District 1, Denver. I'm not. So I don't really have an option. I doubt many of us on this board are in District 1. But to answer your question, I'd probably have to go with education over athletics if push came to shove. That said, if a guy had an education program I believe in but wanted to stick it to the AD, I'd have to think pretty hard about supporting him/her. In the case of Vidmar's opponent, I question how smart the guy is if he thinks there is any direct correlation between school funding and AD funding. I mean, generally speaking. Obviously, he must think there are a lot of voters out there who think spending money on athletics is a waste. That is probably a bigger concern.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Mostly not, actually.
     
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  19. Wyo Buff

    Wyo Buff Club Member Club Member

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    If you aren't a bit liberal in your youth you have no heart; if you aren't a bit conservative as an adult, you have no brain.
     
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  20. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I'm a heartless idot.
     
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    Aspiring to greatness I see.
     
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  22. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    As a reformed Democrat, I can assure you that bashing the football program is like throwing red meat to the "jocks suck" liberal crowd.

    I don't live in the district, else I would consider registering just to vote against this Kroll ****er.
     
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  23. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    As a proud Democrat, I agree, this guy is a dipf***
     
  25. aik

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    FIFY
     
  26. DBT

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    As a proud Republican I....oh, never mind.
     
  27. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I thought about the fact that the terms "red meat" and "liberals" don't always go together, but I was too lazy to go back and change it.
     
  28. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Conservatives go to football games and drink beer. Liberal's go to the theater and drink wine.
     
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    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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  30. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    What he meant to say was "Liberals go to football games and drink IPAs"

    Make more sense now?
     

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