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Obama in Boulder: "They're counting on you not voting -- that's their entire strategy"

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America knows Barack.

That was part of the president's message last night in Boulder, where he told thousands of supporters, "Sometimes...it's hard to know who to trust. But here's the thing: After four years as president, you know me by now." In Colorado, that second part is especially true: This is his thirteenth political event in the state this year. And it's not his last.

A day before early voting closes in Colorado, Obama took the stage last night to an estimated crowd of 10,000 packed inside the Coors Event Center in Boulder, just after he got off the phone with officials in New York to discuss continuing cleanup necessitated by Hurricane Sandy.

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Slide show: Obama and fans in Boulder
"For the past few days, all of us have been focused on one of the worst storms of our lifetime. And we're awed and humbled by nature's destructive power. We mourn those who were lost," Obama said. "We pledge to help those whose lives have been turned upside down. I was just on a phone call with some of the local officials in New York...and they've got still a long way to go to deal with this incredible storm."

Obama emphasized the nonpartisan collaboration that comes with this kind of tragedy -- which gave him some positive news coverage this week after he spent time with and earned praise from Chris Christie, New Jersey's Republican governor.

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Eric Gruneisen
Slide show: Obama and fans in Boulder
"We've also been inspired these past few days, because when disaster strikes, we see America at its best," he said. "The petty differences that consume us in normal times --they all seem to melt away. We saw it here in Colorado with the fires this summer and then the terrible tragedy in Aurora. In moments like these, there are no Democrats or Republicans during a crisis. Just fellow Americans."

He added, "We're all in this together. We rise or fall as one nation, as one people."

Continue for more about Barack Obama's latest visit to Boulder.


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Ray Olivencia
Ray Olivencia

Plus why are we giving out benefits like is candy to people who are not from the U.S?

Ray Olivencia
Ray Olivencia

Plus what do you think is Obamas agenda on why he is trying to shut down the oil field in the U.S and helping other countries to push foward their oil field?

Ray Olivencia
Ray Olivencia

Yeah ignorance if you vote for Obama. Ask why I mean really think about it for a second. Obama wants to cut our nuclear warheads, while the other countries are building more?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Rockiesfever openly admitting SWALLOWING Romney !

Does he make you dress like Ann or Palin ???

Jenny Redpath Wilhelm
Jenny Redpath Wilhelm

We are living in FL for a few months but sent in our CO absentee ballot and voted last week.

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

Coors Events Center, Capacity is 11,064

Red Rocks is 9,566

 

When Romney spoke at Red Rocks officials from the venue stopped letting people in at 11,000... Thousands more including me and my father in law were turned away. The campaign overbooked the amphitheater and  21,000 tickets were requested.

 

if obama cant even sell out a venue in boulder, i am sorry to say....Colorado belongs to Romney

Jevan Russell
Jevan Russell

@chris Well why don't you vote in someone who isn't with the dems or GOP? Ignorance is what ignorance does! You have more than just the two options. Do they have a chance to win? Who knows unless you vote to give them a chance

Slight
Slight

@rockiesfever You lost us with the lie that the venue stopped letting people in at 11,000. Fire Code would restrict it to capacity at 9566. Sad that Romney supporters are so desperate for positive spin that they are arguing body counts at events. But its encouraging to know we wont have to hear from them after Tuesday until their candidate runs again in another 4 years...and another 4 years....and another 4 years....

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @Slight  @rockiesfever Well since were commenting on Westwards blogs....look the story up. They are where I read the numbers. The Denver Post said they let people stand at the top but the stands hold the 9566. So anyway dick, I think your SLIGHTly wishful thinking....you can also compare the images from the two events....and aside from a larger crowd,  youll also notice in the pics that your candidate uses teleprompters at his events, mine doesnt....

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