I realize Denver doesn't rank up there with Chicago and New York in terms of important US metropolitan cities, but I wanted to note Michael Hancock's election as the next mayor of Denver. Mayor-elect Hancock follows the very successful John Hickenlooper (now Colorado's Governor) into office. The reason why this is significant? Hancock didn't run a negative campaign and didn't spend as much money as his opponent, Chris Romer. He is a Denver native from very humble circumstances who survived poverty, homelessness, and a single parent family as a child to emerge as a leader. There's a lot of lessons to be gleaned from his success. To Romer's credit, rather than make the obligatory concession phone call, both he and his wife personally visited Hancock at his election night 'watch' party to concede the election. I didn't agree with Romer's campaign strategy, but he is a quality guy and his actions on election night prove it.