Well, that didn't take long. A day after brushing off questions on the issue as politically motivated, Denver NBC affiliate 9NEWS is reporting that former U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo says would-be Colorado governor Scott McInnis will leave the gubernatorial race amid accusations of plagiarism. The McInnis camp denies this. However it shakes out, last night on "Hardball," Chris Matthews was helpful enough to provide this rundown of McInnis's cut-and-paste sins:
Ray Gustini is the author of Lucky Town, a forthcoming book about sports in Washington, D.C. He is a former staff writer for The Atlantic Wire.