Popular Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has been mentioned often as a young Democratic leader with potential for national office, said recent tragedies in Colorado provide an example of how Americans can come together.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) spoke with The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty about the difference in enthusiasm at the Democratic National Conventions in Charlotte and Denver, where he was the mayor in 2008.
The first-term governor is popular — extremely popular — and that could bode well for President Obama in what is increasingly looking like a pivotal state in the 2012 election. In addition, Hickenlooper is one of few swing-state governors with legitimate national ambitions right now, meaning he has incentive to come to Obama’s aide.