Michael Bennet: I did not expect to like him

bennett_michael_senatorMichael Bennet was a surprise.  If I’m not mistaken, he’s the most recent entry into the Democratic primary race, and the very fact that anyone is choosing to get into the race at this point is annoying me.  (Mostly because I’m tired of sounding like a broken record in these blog posts.) And so I did not expect that I would be very interested in what he had to say.

Honestly, I really just like the way that he comes across.  He is very calm and reasoned.  There’s so many candidates right now, just the fact that I like his voice is enough to make me pay more attention.  I also like that in interviews I’ve seen with him so far, he makes a point of speaking well of other candidates in the race.  

My only minor negative on Bennet is that he seems to put climate change as a third priority behind the economy and democratic reform.  I honestly don’t know yet if that means he takes it any less seriously than others – it’s just that he talks about the other two as the top priorities.

I’m going to make a point to keep listening.  I might even donate to his campaign if he gets close to making it to the debates.  

Has anyone been following Bennet at all?  Anything I need to know that I haven’t found yet?