Photos: Ten people in Denver on why they came to see Obama speak
A week after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney brought his campaign to Jefferson County, President Barack Obama is making stops in Colorado, highlighting the importance of this key swing state. Today, thousands of supporters filed into the Auraria Event Center to hear Obama speak, which he's scheduled to do moments from now. Before the event started, we caught up with ten voters to get their take on Obama and Romney.
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Carlos Ismael Alvarez, 20, student
"I am an undocumented immigrant, but that doesn't exclude me from showing my support. I just want to support my president today. Although I might be invisible, I'm not.... [Romney] is just so ignorant. Why would he want to throw out people like us when we power the economy? We are human beings, too. Why does he want to throw our rights away? [Under Romney] I would be restricted even more than I already am. He's just so ignorant."
Sam Levin Carlos Ismael Alvarez
Vicki Dillard, 33, inspirational speaker and activist
"[Romney] needs to release his tax returns. Obviously it's about disclosure. It lets me know your motives and your interests lie with the regular folks.... [Obama] more closely identifies with the American people. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. I'm also not the 1 percent.... I'm also really concerned about [Romney] taking us to war. I'm not looking for another war president."
Sam Levin Vicki Dillard
Rachel Bowen, 28, customer support for video games
"He's talking about women's health shit today, and that's cool, I'm a woman. [Romney] would kind of suck, because abortion is cool. I'm pretty apathetic...but women's rights are rad. I'm all for that."
Sam Levin Rachel Bowen
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