Cold weather didn’t cool the crowd’s enthusiasm when President Barack Obama spoke to about 16,000 people Oct. 24 at City Park.
“I’m going to work until he wins,” said Ledy Fouchér, a volunteer at the event.
The president rallied the crowd who broke into chants of “four more years.” He said this election is about trust and referenced promises he had kept, such as ending the war in Iraq and the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
“I’ve come to ask you for your vote,” Obama said, as he encouraged attendees to not only vote themselves, but to help get others to vote.
Obama addressed key issues for his campaign, including jobs for veterans, clean energy, LGBT rights, equal pay, education and immigration.
“We are all created equal. No matter who you are, here in America you can make it if you try,” Obama said.
The president also spent part of his speech focusing on economic issues.
“I want you to compare my plan to Gov. Romney’s,” Obama said. “See which plan is better for America’s future.”
Obama spoke of what his campaign has deemed ‘Romnesia,’ and said Romney hopes the American people will forget that top-down economic plans caused the country’s economic problems.
“[Romney’s] economic plan is more likely to create jobs in China,” Obama said.
Gov. John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado congresswoman Diana DeGette and others spoke at the event, urging people to vote and to encourage others to vote to re-elect the president.
“Now it’s time to guard the change,” Hancock said. “This election may very well come down to Colorado.”
Recent polls show Romney with a slight lead in Colorado. He made a campaign stop Oct. 23 at Red Rocks and spoke to a crowd of about 10,000 people.
This was Obama’s eleventh visit to Colorado in 2012, and his twelfth event. It was part of his two-day “America Forward” tour that targets six swing states.
“This may not be the last time you’ll see me,” Obama said.
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