The old Salazar term expires this year and Bennet hopes to regain the U.S. Senate seat in November.
Democrats in Colorado wondered why Bennet was selected to replace Salazar. Now they may be questioning the Bennet choice even more.
During a town hall meeting in Greeley, Bennet didn't exactly endear himself to his fellow Democrats in Washington with his comment about the huge Obama stimulus debt.
Regarding spending during his time in office Bennet said, “We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet” and, “in my view we have nothing to show for it.”
Other than that, Bennet danced around other questions without giving real answers. He did say “I’m not a career politician; I’ve never run for office before.”
Regarding the expiration of the Bush tax cuts Bennet would not commit to a position on whether to extend them simply saying, “I hope we look at it comprehensively.”
Following the meeting, a small aircraft flew over the location multiple times with the words “Stop Obama” written on the bottom of the wings.
Bennet will undoubtedly get an earful from Democrat leaders in Washington.