QUIDNUNC: Oodles of Romanoff false Senate starts, starts over


Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news overheard in elevators, rest rooms and spied in various e-mail boxes.

QUID HAS HEARD that you can hardly top the First Amendment test of half-naked sumo dudes that morph from Pikachu to Nugent-ine circus stars spewing N-bombs, and all bombs at city hall. No one has this week. Seems that a traveling show of libertarian oddities have been performing at city halls across the state to draw attention to, well, it’s unclear. Their MO is for one big guy to show up in a yellow onesie and then strip down to American flag swim trunks before erupting profanities that would make your faithful affiant squint and squirm even at closing time at the dive bar where all good hacks live. Given the oft-long and tedious lectures from the dais, it was at least a reason to tune in. Quid suggests city celebrities keep this idea rolling and treat their Monday marathons as something akin to the once-funny Letterman show. Allow for a comedy teaser at the beginning of the program and perhaps their own version of stupid government or citizen tricks. As an even more experienced showman in the White House knows, it’s all about the ratings.

AND QUID HAS HEARD that nearly all of the public and most of the hacks at fishwrappers like this one have as much interest in the 2020 Election as they do getting on I-25 any afternoon. So imagine the difficulty that Colorado’s bashful candidate for Senate has in creating announcement tension for his maybe race. Seems that increasingly former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, a one-time Mike Coffman and Michael Bennet challenger, can’t get the homemade rocket lighted under his well-tended secret candidacy. Long rumored to take on Cory Gardner in 2020, Romanoff gave a faux-announcement last month that was quasi-retracted. Then it was kind of almost official he was going announce this week that he was going to run, or wasn’t. But he is. Probably. Like watching Grampa try for weeks to get out of his big rocking chair, your crack hack is losing interest that wasn’t really there to begin with. Too soon, America. Too soon.