Marc Holtzman is acting like a spoiled child.
According to Ed Sealover writing in the Colorado Springs Gazette "After threatening to bypass the assembly, his campaign persuaded the party and Beauprez to agree to major changes in voting procedures." This in large part lead to the extreme delays in the voting. A Holtzman campaign worker said "I don’t think there’s any question that the delay worked to our advantage. Our people stayed in place."
Two months ago "Holtzman declared he had 2,500 of his delegates elected to state and county assemblies" so his workers assumed they would win. The reality was different, with Beauprez getting 2,340 votes to 902 for Holtzman.
After the voting was done, the Holtzman campaign refused to sign off on the results, even though they had gotten their way and hundreds had left (including friends of mine) without being able to vote.
Today some "independent" group I have never heard of started running attack ads against Beauprez on KNUS 710 AM during the Hugh Hewitt show. They were very careful to not mention any candidate other than Beauprez, but their talking points exactly followed the attacks Holtzman has been making against Beauprez. Holtzman may try to claim the mantle of Reagan, but he obviously has not been following Reagan's 11th Commandment "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican."
If the official Holtzman campaign has been bad, his grass roots followers over at ColoradoPols have been far worse. They have been slandering Beauprez with comments like "Does anyone else think it is funny that Beauprez stood up there goin on about his hatred for them gays while gay disco music roared in the background" and "A failed P.E. teacher who became a failed dairy farmer, only to become a failed real estate developer who made the jump to corrupt banker who then became a corrupt and failed party chairman that then became the “both ways” bench warming congressman that we all know now will be the nominee." It seems the tune used when Beauprez was introduced had been played by a "gay" group 15 years ago. However, the vicious attacks on Beauprez's pro-marriage position as "hatred for them gays" by the obviously pro-homosexual supporters of Holtzman make me wonder how sincere Holtzman's almost identical pro-marriage position is. What do they know that we do not?
Of course, according to these Holtzman supporters, everyone who supports Beauprez is evil, even including Mike Coffman, and gets slandered in turn. You can tell much about a person by observing his friends and enemies. Reading these Holtzman supporters on ColoradoPols makes me want to have nothing to do with their favored candidate.