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Hard Times in Colorado

As if the national picture were not dismal enough for conservatives, we’ve taken a beating on several fronts in Colorado. The Colorado Civil Rights Initiative appears to have gone down to defeat—the first time voters have rejected a ban on racial preferences in any state—as did two initiatives aimed at reining in unions and one pro-life initiative.

Obama’s success at expanding the electorate has tipped the ideological balance. As Colorado went tonight, so goes the nation. We are no longer a center-right country.