Romney Focuses on Economy at Rally In Springs


GOP candidate Mitt Romney is already looking ahead to Colorado.

Though votes have not been counted in Nevada, which is holding Saturday's "First in the West" caucus, Romney has his eyes on the Centennial State, where the next GOP contest will be held.

Romney was in Colorado Springs Saturday to rally supporters ahead of Tuesday's caucus. In a brief speech, he hit on familiar themes in his first campaign stop of 2012 in Colorado.

Romney talked about the economy at Springs Fabrication a business in Colorado Springs. More than 1,000 Republicans cheered the GOP front-runner, who was cruising to a second-straight win Saturday in the Nevada caucuses.

"The best thing we can do to help housing values, and prevent foreclosures from just rushing across the country, is to get more people back to work,” Romney said. “As people are working, they're able to afford homes. They can afford homes that will raise the value of homes. And that's really the plight of our housing industry right now...that we have such a high level of unemployment."

Colorado Republicans hold their caucuses Tuesday, and Romney is expected to cruise to victory here. Romney won the 2008 caucuses with some 60 percent of the vote.

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum also campaigned in Colorado Saturday, with stops in Montrose, Loveland and Greeley.

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  • by @Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:48 PM
    The local media reported it, that's who.
  • by Really... on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:38 AM
    Almost 17 years after OK City and people have computers but they can't do a search to watch media coverage from that day of explosives inside the building????? It's like the Pentagon bombing. It was reported as a bombing originally but it took how long to determine it was an airliner? Good grief.
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      by Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:34 PM in reply to Really...
      I was on the radio on 9/11...the Pentagon wasn't reported as a bombing, it came in as a plane hitting it from the git go.
      • reply
        by Ed on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:46 PM in reply to Common Sense
        No, it wasn't. There was a report of an explosion at the Pentagon. Imagine all those witnesses and cell phones and military types (except the ones who reported the smell of Cordite) and not immediately report a plane crash. Same with OKC. No immediate report of a Ryder truck bomb. That came after the other bombs were found and removed.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:18 PM in reply to Common Sense
        Even watching MSNBC's 9/11 anniversary footage of the Pentagon shows the news anchors breaking in with reports of "an explosion" not a plane crash. It took a while for the plane crash to be reported. Maybe they needed an extra few minutes for the plane to melt from the intense heat.
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          by Ed on Feb 6, 2012 at 07:16 PM in reply to
          Jim Miklaszewski, NBC and Bob Schieffer, CBS intially reported explosion at Pentagon, not a plane crash.
  • by FOREFATHERS on Feb 5, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    America is spiraling downward, either you're aware to it or you're not. POINT BLANK PERIOD! Good Bye Constitution.
  • by harley on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:36 PM
    The GOP has nothing....the baggers polluted the whole party....and the intelligent republicans are trying to clean it up...Romney, Paul and who ever is left are way better than newt...I mean running newt...really?
  • by ER on Feb 5, 2012 at 09:11 AM
    Speaking of truthers, the birthers should iknow that now Barry's social security number is being questioned. Jerome Corsi has dedicated a book to a lot of Barry info that doesn't quite add up. It's a lot like 9/11 in that had it been the truth our government would have milked it forever just for the propaganda value. Imagine huge chunks of airplane on the ground. The wreckage being removed. The chunks of aircraft removed from NY. Instead we have a few pieces and the feds want nothing to to with an official investigation because "we already know what happened."
    • reply
      by Huh? on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM in reply to ER
      Are people really still talking about Obama's birth records? And if you believe everything Corsi has to say, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you...
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        by RJ on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:23 PM in reply to Huh?
        No, we have moved on to his SS#. I'm believing Corsi.
  • by What are the odds? on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:50 AM
    Two towers gone. Another one gone. An airliner gone. Another one gone. The "mastermind" of it all...gone. And no proof is necessary about how it all happened. That's some pretty effective shootin' for one event, wouldn't you say? But at least we "learned" from it.
  • by @Common Sense on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:44 AM
    Good to use "nut job" and "9/11 truther" in the same sentence. Actually among the "truthers" (otherwise known as people who can tell the difference between a collapse and an explosion without a degree in architectural engineering) Ron Paul is criticized for not coming out more about 9/11. He's playing the "we upset the muslims" card so he has to accept the 9/11 Commission Report. It's so obvious that OKC was an inside job how could anyone deny it happening again six years later?
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      by Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:44 AM in reply to @Common Sense
      OC was an inside job? How is that "obvious'?
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        by inside job on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:59 AM in reply to Common Sense
        When you are told that Timmy and his Ryder truck full of manure took out half of a huge, secured building and you are not told about bombs planted inside the building, that is an inside job.
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          by Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:35 PM in reply to inside job
          Soooooo, you where told there where bombs inside the building? By who?
  • by Common Sense Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:04 AM
    “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberty and wealth are in Jeopardy” Ron Paul - July 10th, 2003
  • by Common Sense Location: Colorado on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:56 AM
    Romney is the choice of the GOP establishment and they would love to see him as our new president. He will continue with the corruption and special interest. He flip flops on everything he says and tells us what we want to hear. I don’t think Honesty, Integrity and the Well Being of the US and the taxpayers is in his best interest. The question we have to ask is do we want to vote for the establishment or do we want to cast a vote for the We The People? Ron Paul 2012!!!
    • reply
      by Common Sense on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:59 AM in reply to Common Sense
      Stop using my name...RP is a nut job. Just another 9/11 truther.
      • reply
        by Uncommon Sense. on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:16 AM in reply to Common Sense
        @ Common Sense, tell us your name so we will not use it. Common Sense is a moniker or nick name that anyone can use. To whom are you speaking? Ron Paul is your only real hope. YOU are making no real sense. We all hope you know this.
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          by Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:42 AM in reply to Uncommon Sense.
          LOL....and easy button to push.
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        by Uncommon sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 06:26 AM in reply to Common Sense
        YOu sure make yourself clear as making zero sense. Thanks.
        • reply
          by Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:35 PM in reply to Uncommon sense
          Waaaaa, waaaaaa,waaaa
  • by LOL on Feb 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM
    Willard Romney speaks at a 'fabrication' business. How appropriate! According to the article, he said the same thing the President has been saying - just turned it around to make it seem like he thought it up. Wasn't there a movie about a rat named Willard?
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      by Common Sense on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:01 AM in reply to LOL
      Springs Fabrication is not a "fabricated business"....but you're joke is funny.
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        by Common Sense on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:39 PM in reply to Common Sense
        Very mature. I hope it makes you feel better
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          by Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:46 AM in reply to Common Sense
          Mature? What the hell are you talking about? "Springs Fabrication" is a's a company name.
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      by StevenW on Feb 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM in reply to LOL
      Massachusetts governor's race in 2002. The trust is designed to eliminate conflicts of interest by preventing Romney from knowing about trades made on his behalf and from making specific financial decisions. A Boston attorney who runs the trust oversees Romney's far-flung holdings in stocks, mutual funds and securities. Romney can set the general direction of his finances, Cooke and other tax exp...erts said. Romney made that clear in August 2007, as he tried to quell a growing furor about his ownership of some stocks that clashed with Republican positions on Iran, China and other issues. "The trustee of the blind trust has said publicly that he will endeavor to make my investments conform to my positions, and I have confidence that he will do that well," Romney said in 2007. The lawyer heading Romney's trust, R. Bradford Malt, had said earlier in 2007 that he was trying to eliminate conflicts between Romney's holdings and his policy positions. In some cases, though, it took more than three years for Romney's trust to sell off stocks in companies whose operations appeared to be problematic for him. The AP review of Romney's capital gains financial statements indicate that he lost about $70,000 on the trades. In 2007, Romney held between $100,000 and $250,000 worth of shares in Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company that engages in limited use of stem cells for research. But it was not until October 2010, on the eve of his second White House run, that Romney's trust sold off the last 27 shares of Novo Nordisk stock — among 90 shares worth $7,700 that Romney's trust sold that year. Romney supported stem cell research during his 2002 race for governor but changed his mind before the 2007 presidential race, saying the turnabout led him
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