The world has become rapidly more competitive.
From my subjective position, there was no honeymoon.
America is always attracting people, from all over the earth.
Denver is a city that will be far more defined by its future than its past.
The most important thing a mayor does is hire talented people to run the city.
A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens.
We will see the increasingly rapid rate of growth we've already been seeing in Colorado continue.
Especially during the first nine months, there was so much going on with trying to hire 55 people to run the city, it was hard to imagine any honeymoon.
You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado, these were powerful engines just turning out people ready to create and grow businesses.
And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation, because I was successful enough that I was spending much more time on non-profit boards and traveling a lot.