Barack Obama Makes A Campaign Stop In The Springs

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Barack Obama visits Colorado Springs Wednesday for several scheduled events.

He started with a speech Wednesday morning at UCCS.

Following that speaking event, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will head to USNORTHCOM / NORAD for a tour and briefing with top command. Wednesday night, Obama will hold a fund-raiser at the Broadmoor. The tickets are priced at $1,000 per head, which means the Obama campaign could raise upwards of $250,000.

Colorado has been shaping up to a be a key swing state in this year's general election. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents each make up roughly a third of the electorate. However, voters have been giving more jobs, such as the role of governor, to Democrats in the past few years.

Governor Bill Ritter, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, said that Senator Obama has a "great opportunity" to win in Colorado in November. Ritter partially attributes Obama's chances in the Centennial state to his standing among Hispanic voters, but the junior Senator from Illinois will likely need more than that to walk with Colorado's electoral votes.

Gov. Ritter has also said that Coloradans are sick of the current situation in Washington, and that in itself, could be enough to swing voters into Obama's corner.

Regardless of how they go about it, both presidential candidates will have to fight for the support of Independent voters if they want to win in Colorado, as well as in every swing state across the country.

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  • by Kay Location: co spr on Jul 6, 2008 at 10:04 AM
    Well, I'm pretty sure one of the CHANGES Obama will make is to make the USA a Muslim country with soaring gas prices while he calls the family who raised him when his own parents didn't want him a bunch of "White Folk". I think you better read some of the quotes coming out of his books and his past records before you vote, Karl. I hope the rest of Illinois knows you are speaking for them LOL.
  • by Marty Location: CS on Jul 5, 2008 at 07:17 PM
    I got a kick out of Cinnamon's remark pointing fingers at the Democratic congress not allowing drilling in Alaska.. Alaska is heavily republican as is Colorado. The people of the state of Alaska do not want drilling in their state. Why should they? They have a beautiful state and collect oil dividends every October, every man,woman and child that is a citizen of the state. The democratic congress definitely isn't controlling Alaska. Good thing you are no longer in politics. You don't have a clue. I wish people would think independently and stop listening to Rush Limbaugh and other radio commentators that are dividing our country. The name calling is sickening..Barack Obama is young and intelligent. I do believe he is an independent thinker and will have his hands full cleaning up after President Bush..We need to support him. Divided, this country will fall.
  • by Haleia Location: CS on Jul 4, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    Shawna, the US doesn't allow the other countries to drill off the coastline - They are in international waters and the US has no say. Problem is China and India are admitting they are conducting side ways/slant drilling into US area's. The same reason US was asked to help Kuwait and SA in 91 against Iraq
  • by Shawna Location: Colo Spgs on Jul 4, 2008 at 11:13 AM
    People should really research the facts before making any comment on ANWR. It is in the remote part of Alaska and the wildlife there loves the pipes for the heat, it helps them repopulate easily. The size of the drill site is small. No human person lives there (except the people drilling). It is desolate. The pictures the liberal left shows you are not the true representation of the site. So Dan, research before you speak on emotion. Also, we let other countries drill off of our coastal regions and won't do it ourselves. We then pay them for the oil we could've taken ourselves. Let's not forget the taxes the govt takes for profit so the oil can be drilled from our own people and the taxes at the pump. We pay the govt 15% in taxes and the oil company gets 7% from us. Yet, we criticize the USA oil companies for gouging us. All of this is backwards. We have the resources and the man power. We should use it.
  • by Bill Location: colorado springs, CO on Jul 4, 2008 at 12:35 AM
    Hey tammy, I got your rock... After the election in 4 months, you're the one that'll be crying in your soup. Go McCain!
  • by Tammy Location: CO on Jul 3, 2008 at 03:42 PM
    Yeah Bill, its all a setup!! He looks like he's human but he's actually a robot underneath those clothes...and the millions of voters that picked him to be the democratic nominee, that was all a setup as well...go back under your rock and stay there!!
  • by Dan T Location: CO on Jul 3, 2008 at 12:35 PM
    Alaska is the named the Last Frontier for a reason. No need to muck it up like the rest of the Lower 48.
  • by Bill Location: colorado springs, CO on Jul 3, 2008 at 12:46 AM
    Hey barak-o, get a clue- We need to start drilling in ANWR NOW!!!
  • by Bill Location: colorado springs, CO on Jul 3, 2008 at 12:43 AM
    What survey shows that he's favored here in Colorado? That's a bunch of hot air. This guy is just a clueless, left-leaning wanna-be. Nothing more. After watching the story on his visit here & seeing all the non-smiling faces in the background, I have to wonder if it was all a set-up?!? If someone wants to vote for this clown, have at it. His lack of experience & constant flip-flopping on important issues just don't work for me.
  • by Haleia Location: CS on Jul 2, 2008 at 10:16 PM
    Frank - thanks I wasn't aware of that. and Karl, it's clear the anti-christ poster has listened to talk radio. There is a former AF pilot making the rounds on AM stations who profoundly believes Obama is the anti-christ and feels the bible supports it. Another nutcase IMO
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