Dick Wadhams, the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, has resigned, saying he did not want to lead a party ruled by Tea Party "nuts" who are inflexible in their ideology and naive about politics. Polling data suggests he was right.
PPP surveyed Colorado and found that while President Obama would win an election against a moderate Republican by 6 points there, a match-up against a more radically conservative Tea Party candidate would spell a whopping 12-point victory for Obama.
Colorado Republicans, however, have shown disdain for the type of moderate candidates who could give Obama more of a challenge. Only 25 percent of Colorado Republicans want a moderate, while 66 percent want to nominate a more conservative candidate.