Obama Rallies Young Voters in Colorado
President Barack Obama tried to start a friendly competition between Colorado’s rival colleges to see which can garner more voters this fall. He also touted his support for gay marriage. He also said that he was against altering the Constitution, which the Republicans proposed as a way to prevent gay marriages.
This was President Obama’s second visit to Colorado in less than a week. It was part of his campaign’s strategy of reaching out to college campuses now that the fall semester has started. In the previous presidential election, young voters helped Obama win in several swing states. In order to win in the upcoming election, they must go out and vote for him again.
President Obama attacked Republican candidate Mitt Romney and highlighted the differences between their economic policies. He said that the Republican plan to repeal and replace the health care law should be called Romney doesn’t care. He accused the Republican candidate of having an agenda that would give deeper tax cuts for millionaires at the expense of the middle class.
Obama himself has become a millionaire in recent years due to his book sales. He remarked that Romney doesn’t need more tax cuts. Colorado is one of the states that President Obama and Romney are fighting for in the upcoming presidential election.
The president started his Road to Charlotte campaign tour before the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina in Iowa. The state has been one of the few states that the president has shown interest in recent weeks despite having only six electoral votes.
He will continue his tour Monday in Ohio, a state that his rival Romney has visited this weekend. Then President Obama will go to Virginia Tuesday before going to North Carolina Wednesday for the Democratic Convention. Aside from campaign appearances, the president also saturate the airwaves with local TV interviews and visits at neighborhood eateries.