Three of the four GOP candidates for Colorado governor took part in a debate Tuesday that was meant to reassure women that Republicans have their best interests in mind. But if Republicans really want to debunk that there is any war on women, they might not want to start by talking about women as "ornamental" or voting as a dating game.
At the start of the "Women and Colorado's Future" debate, the moderator explained that it would be like a dating game, where a panel of four women could interview the three "bachelors" — former Congressman Bob Beauprez, former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, and Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The fourth candidate, ex-congressman Tom Tancredo, did not attend.
The moderator invited the women to join the stage, saying, "It's so much more ornamental if the four of you would be on the stage with the four of us." Theme music from The Dating Game TV show played as the panelists took their seats.