“I think it’s pretty obvious the single biggest difference between me and frankly all of the guys up here”–Jane Norton, at The Constitutionalist Today’s March Candidate Forum
Of course the video pirating and Democrat-friendly ColoradoPols posted an incomplete copy of the exchange, trying to make political hay out of Ken Buck’s comment that has drawn some national attention:
“Why should you vote for me? Because I do not wear high heels. She has questioned my manhood, I think it’s fair to respond”–Ken Buck, referencing the Norton ad
Here’s the original post and video:
Video provenance matters. So does context.
The Denver Post’s Allison Sherry links to the shorter video and also the full post at PPC, unlike Ben Smith of Politico, who sticks to the :18 second, pirated version.
At PPC we find it interesting that the Jane Norton camp is making much of Ken Buck’s statement, given her penchant to mention her gender in other forums, even as far back as March–something that Sherry points out in her story:
For months, the former Lt. Gov’s campaign has lightheartedly, but repeatedly, brought gender into the race.
She has said that people should vote for her because she’s more electable among women.
Skip ahead to the 49:30 minute mark.
When Norton is asked “Jane, what’s the single biggest difference between yourself and Ken Buck?”
The audience knowingly guffaws and moans.
Her response: “I think it’s pretty obvious the single biggest difference between me and frankly all of the guys up here.”
The audience laughs. Just as they did with Buck’s comment.
**Update: The center-left Colorado Independent notes that Norton also brought up the “Well, I’m a girl first” line in her interview with Jon Caldara on his “Devil’s Advocate” program.
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