By any normal, reasonable standard, this comment should tank Hickenlooper's campaign and any chance of his becoming a US Senator from Colorado. But these are hardly "normal" times, and way too many people are either ignorant or blase about China. Or, maybe they're taking money from them. Oh yes, and usually that attitude is taken by people who scream about civil rights and "human dignity."
Colorado Senate hopeful John Hickenlooper (D) recently praised China as a "great nation" deserving of American respect, according to a report.