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President Obama delivered his first public remarks after the presidential debate at Sloan’s Lake outside of Denver on Thursday morning.

“When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney,” Obama said. “But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow on stage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.”

The president continued to list the Republican candidate’s debate answers that struck him as inconsistent with his campaign thus far.

“The man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year, and that’s because he knows full well that we don’t want what he’s been selling for the last year,” Obama continued as supporters in the crowd cheered.

“If you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth.”

He headed straight from Colorado to a similar rally in Madison, Wis.

Mitt Romney spoke to the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in Denver on Thursday. His sons Tag, Craig and Josh appeared on stage with him.

Romney will attend a campaign event with Paul Ryan and country singer Trace Adkins at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, Va., Thursday evening.

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Rasmussen Reports: Romney leads in Colorado

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Despite a troubling week for Mitt Romney’s campaign, he is leading Obama a new  Rasmussen poll out Tuesday shows him leading  47 to 45 percent in Colorado.

A poll released by the Denver Post on Sunday showed Obama leading by, “a single, statistically insignificant percentage point in a poll with a 4-point margin of error.”

Either way you look at it, Colorado remains a battleground for the final weeks of the 2012 election.

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he Romney Victory Bus parked a few minutes away from Barack Obama and gathered its own crowd. Check out the piece I did for The 12 on Obama’s visit (Romney coverage will run in the CU Independent this afternoon):

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Colorado School of Mines’s “M” can be seen on the foothills over attendees of President Obama’s event in Golden. Instagram photo by Alison Noon.

“This is too pretty, I don’t know how you get any work done here,” Barack Obama said after taking the podium in Golden, Colo. for his eighth political event in the swing state this year. “It is great to be back in Colorado.”

A crowd of 8,400 people gathered to hear the president speak Thursday afternoon at Lions Park in Golden, a suburb of Denver nestled at the base of Colorado’s foothills.

At the nearby Colorado School of Mines, a prestigious engineering university distinguished by responsible stewardship of natural resources, 5,500 students started fall classes last month. The original Coors brewery is one half mile northeast of the park  and on the town main drag, Washington Street, a large wooden sign reads, “Howdy folks! Welcome to Golden, where the west lives.”

Jefferson County has been overwhelmed with politicians this election, representing the suburbia vote that could swing Colorado’s nine electoral votes in the presidential race. Paul Ryan spoke at Lakewood High School on Aug. 14, Mitt Romney held an event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Aug. 2 and Michelle Obama visited Littleton High School on June 20, all in Jefferson County. At each event, more tickets were given out than venue capacity.

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Thousands packed onto the Aurora Courthouse lawn Sunday night to honor the victims of Friday’s shooting.

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President Obama visited Aurora, Colo., on Sunday,  just two days after the shooting massacre he called a “tragedy that reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American family.”

The president offered sympathy and comfort to surviving victims and mourning families Sunday afternoon at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, one of the facilities where victims were sent after the Friday shooting, which left 12 people dead and dozens injured.

“Such violence, such evil is senseless,” Obama said Friday about the shooting. “There are going to be other days for politics; this, I think, is a day for prayer and reflection.”

Bill and Hilary Clinton in May 1999 visited Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo., one month after the school shooting that happened there on April 20, 1999.

The Clintons’ visit was met with loud cheers of resilience in a quasi-pep rally at Columbine. Obama’s last-minute Sunday visit was one of quiet console and healing for the shaken community that looks toward overcoming Friday’stragedy. 

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Evangeline Watson, a Democrat from Jacksonville, Fla., and Rene Avery, a Democrat from Montgomery, Ala., talk about women’s issues, health care and voting.

Listen to what they had to say when asked the following: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues — Obama or Romney? Why?

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Former Colorado Governor Bill Owens, a Republican, called Obama’s Friday visit to the wildfire site in Colorado Springs “ill-advised" in a Denver Post article. One Tumblr reaction:

therodentqueen:

Obama visiting Colorado Springs re: the Waldo Canyon fire.  And of course, every single comment on every single article, picture, and video are about how horrible Obama is and how his visiting is just going to make it worse.  He’s the president.  Visiting a disaster site.  Yes, it’s purely symbolic - it’s a symbol of solidarity and support.  How is that a bad thing?  Oh right, if Obama does it, it must be bad.  Sorry, I forgot.

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Although Barack Obama stated that he was “pleased” by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law on Monday, the court did not overturn the heated portion of the law that the president’s affront was after: Requiring state law officers to check suspects and stopped people for validity of immigration status.

A number of swing states, including Colorado, have large Hispanic populations and could be especially effected by politicians’ reactions the ruling.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called Monday’s ruling a “legal victory,” the Obama administration is taking credit for the court’s overturn of three other provisions, and Mitt Romney, too, has appeared optimistic since the ruling.

Romney was in Arizona on Monday, where he blamed Obama for not leading on the issue of immigration and suggested that he would implement his own long-term immigration solution if elected. A USA Today article states that Romney hailed the Arizona law in 2010.

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yahoopolitics:

It’s President Obama in 3D!!!

Just kidding.

(Pete Souza/White House) via Holly Bailey at The Ticket - Yahoo! News

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