John Hickenlooper

Kasich Rules Out Bid with Hickenlooper

Gov. John Kasich “tried to shut down reports that he is considering an independent presidential bid in 2020 with Colorado’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper,” NBC News reports.

Said Kasich: “Look, ‘Kasich-Hickenlooper,’ first of all, you couldn’t pronounce it and second of all, you couldn’t fit it on a bumper sticker.”

When told that those words weren’t a denial, Kasich flatly said, “the answer is ‘no,’ okay.”

Hickenlooper Says No Presidential Bid

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) told the Denver Post that he’s not running for president in 2020 and that his recent remarks on CNN were misconstrued.

Said Hickenlooper: “I thought that couldn’t have been more clear that I wasn’t going to run. If you were legitimately going to run for president, you’d form a PAC. Literally everyone does. I haven’t formed a PAC. I’m not going to form a PAC.”

The Opposite of Woe

Just published: The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Denver Post: “Hickenlooper recounts the first time he smoked pot at age 16. And his attempt to grow marijuana outside his bedroom window in suburban Pennsylvania. His love-sick depression as a freshman at Wesleyan University and the lithium capsules he needed to survive final exams. And the time in college he ‘got a little high’ and took a nude self-portrait in a bathtub.”

Hickenlooper Worried About Clinton Campaign

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) became the latest Hillary Clinton supporter to express doubt about her candidacy for president, saying the 2016 election is “kind of grim, to be blunt,” the Denver Post reports.

Said Hickenlooper: “I don’t know where this whole thing is going to go in terms of her … (e-mail) server and whether there is something in there that is really going to turn out to have broken the law — which I think would be the death knell.”

Hickenlooper Won’t Run for President

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) told the Wall Street Journal there’s no chance he’d run for president.

Said Hickenlooper: “No, my God. What a dogfight. You’d have to convince me, and I don’t think there’s a way, a human way to convince me. At least the way I look at my life it would be the last major undertaking I get in my adult life. And I’d have to believe that I was changing, somehow doing something incredibly important for the country and changing it, and I don’t see that as remotely feasible in the present world.”