Those watching the Colorado gubernatorial debate Tuesday were surprised to learn that Gov. John Hickenlooper had no regrets over the gun control legislation that led to a “total recall” of Democrats in the state, but Hickenlooper’s opening question was absolutely predictable.

Also predictable: the pro-choice crowd crowing over birth control.

Never mind the dictionary, women’s reproductive rights are at stake.

Out: the dictionary; In: “nuance and complexity.”

You’ve got it. Always.