University Of Colorado's College GOP Down, Not Out

This story was written by Doug Bonham, Colorado Daily


Sometimes one image can encapsulate an entire moment in time.

That was the case Tuesday night, when the University of Colorados dejected College Republicans gathered on campus to watch campaign results trickle in.

Students gathered in a large lecture hall in the Duane Physics building, only to be met with an overheated projector that left them watching coverage online via a laptop computer.

Unfortunately, Tuesday nights news wasnt good for the campus conservatives.

Were disappointed, said CU junior Andrew Crown, president of CUs College Republicans. Its a somber mood, because a lot of important states that we thought McCain needed to win to win the presidency he didnt win, like Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Crown said about 60 people come to the event by the early part of the night, which he considered a good turnout on the notoriously left-leaning Boulder campus.

The group may be down, but theyre not out.

I think (rebounding has) been the mentality for a couple weeks since weve seen McCain had an uphill climb, Crown said. The Bush administration got away from the roots of small government and McCain wasnt going along those lines either.

The group is taking heart from the re-building efforts the Democratic party mounted for this election cycle.

Were looking to rebound recruiting-wise as people look to reach out for us as an outlet, and thats one of the silver linings, Crown said.
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