Weld County, Colorado - District 4, Rep. Cory Gardner
Never got published after I took this with Instagram over summer
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.
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):
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.
From one Tumblr blogger: Before and after photos taken at the Colorado Springs’ Waldo Canyon Fire area, one of seven major wildfires currently burning in Colorado. Barack Obama visited this afternoon.
The Waldo Canyon fire has really devastated Colorado Springs, as can be seen by these striking before and after photos of the neighborhoods from The Denver Post.